The furious, grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died in a car accident was forced to stop the eulogy from her daughter's 68-year-old fiancé after he shockingly started listing the young woman's "shortcomings" at her funeral.
According to The Age, the already bizarre aftermath of the death of Australian court clerk Ashleigh Petrie reached new heights when her fiancé, Victorian magistrate Rod Higgins, got up to deliver the eulogy.
Higgins reportedly began his eulogy by praising Petrie's "zest for life" and calling her "externally as attractive as a woman could possibly be".
But Higgins then went on to openly discuss Petrie's depression battle, revealing to funeral attendees the young woman was on medication for chemical imbalances in her brain.
He claimed her mental health struggle had worsened her "shortcomings" and led to a "constant need for reassurance".
Petrie's mother was forced to step in, stopping the eulogy and saying loudly: "I think that's enough."
It's just another bizarre blow in the aftermath of the death, which already saw Higgins claim to be a "dependent" and take the AU$180,000 life insurance payout from his fiancée - which Petrie had originally bequeathed to her mother - less than 24 hours after her death.
According to the Daily Mail, Higgins earns over $300,000 himself annually as a magistrate, while Petrie's mother has a modest accounting job.
He has also since reportedly moved back to the home shared with his former partner to resume their 18-year relationship.