A woman who stabbed her own father 69 times before attempting to escape from police has been spotted smiling during her court appearance.
Amber Maltese smiling after appearing in court for murder
A 37-year-old Florida woman arrested for the brutal murder of her own father, Amber Maltese has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
She was spotted in court smiling sheepishly after stabbing her father Alfred Megathlin 69 times.
Maltese who used a knife, an arrow and a picture frame to carry out the chilling attack on her 60-year-old dad before leaving her own signature in a bloody hand print on the wall, was pictured waving and smiling to her family members while sentencing took place in the Brevard County court.
According to court documents the killing took place in February 2015 at her father’s Melbourne home and after killing her dad she jumped in a car wearing only underwear and intentionally rammed a police car while attempting to flee the crime scene.
Maltese eventually surrendered to police after leading police on a long car chase.
Maltese was charged with felony and aggravated fleeing, attempting to elude, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license at the time of the crash and will now face 30 years behind bars.