A 57-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison after she was convicted of murdering her own mother and burying her body in the backyard of their home.
Perth women Helen Levina, 57, was found guilty for the murder of her mother Ella Hromaya, 76, after facing the Supreme Court of Western Australia ABC News is reporting.
She will have to serve a minimum of 20 years in jail.
It was the daughter’s dogs who discovered the body after she returned home one afternoon in March 2016.
When she went to investigate she found the dog licking the skull from the decomposing body of her grandmother.
The two women were living together with Levina’s daughter in South Guildford, a suburb of Perth, when the murder took place.
When police arrived on the scene they discovered the body of Ms Hromaya still partially buried behind the bins in the back yard.
It was also discovered that Levina had used her mother’s concession, senior and bank cards.
CCTV footage captured Levina withdrawing $780 form her mother’s bank account just days after her murder.