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Accused axe attacker was hearing voices

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A woman accused of attempting to murder two people in an apparently random axe attack at a Sydney service station was hearing voices telling her to kill, her defence barrister has claimed.

Evie Amati, 24, did not know her alleged victims and allegedly heard voices before attacking, her lawyer Charles Waterstreet told reporters outside court.

"My client has very little memory, no memory of it at all, consistent with psychosis," he said.

"She had very little, if any, intention to do what happened."

Amati faces several charges including attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm.

Benjamin Rimmer, 32, suffered serious head injuries and 43-year-old Sharon Hacker was left with a fractured skull in the allagd attack at Enmore in the early hours of January 7.

Amati did not apply for bail when her matter came before Central Local Court on Thursday, but is expected to do so when she fronts court via audio visual link in February.

Amati is due to return to court on February 2.

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