The man whose head was almost cut in half by axe attacker Evie Amati in Sydney has broken his silence about his near death and his fury at her light prison sentence
Ben Rimmer has revealed how Amati slammed the axe into his face and in an exclusive interview told news.com.au, "If I hadn't turned my head at the last minute, she would have cut my head in half.
Rimmer has released disturbing never-before-published photographs of him after the attack, and details of how his face is now held together with metal plates he can feel through his skin, reports news.com.au
He is doing so in an effort to get Amati's sentence increased on appeal. She was sentenced to a minimum of four-and-a-half years behind bars, after her lawyer argued her transgender operation caused her immense pain and contributed to her later trying to kill strangers
Rimmer has revealed his disgust at the light sentence Amati got for the sinister attack - attempting to murder him and two others
"She went there to kill. It's only pure luck that I'm alive and she's not remorseful. She's intelligent … calculating," he said
"She'll do her time easily and get paroled in mid-2021. It's played out perfectly for her, perhaps better than she expected.
Rimmer spoke exclusively for the first time as he launched a petition on change.org to have Amati's sentence appealed to have her kept in prison for at least 10 years.