Evie Amati accused of Sydney 7-Eleven axe attack was born as a boy named Karl

The woman accused of a terrifying axe attack in a 7-Eleven was a man named Karl until a sex change operation two years ago.

Evie Amati travelled to Thailand in January 2015 for the five-hour procedure after more than two years of identifying as a transgender woman.

The 24-year-old will face court on Thursday charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm on the second anniversary of the January 12 operation.

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The transgender woman accused of a horrific axe attack in Sydney before her sex change known as Karl (pictured)

Evie Amati (pictured), 24, is accused of a terrifying axe attack in a Sydney 7-Eleven

Evie Amati (right), 24, is accused of a terrifying axe attack in a Sydney 7-Eleven. She is pictured left before undergoing a sex change operation, when she was known as Karl

Evie is a transgender union employee who plays the drums in a punk rock band

Evie is a transgender union employee who plays the drums in a punk rock band

Ms Amati will face court on Thursday charged with grievous bodily harm on the anniversary of the January 12 operation

Ms Amati will face court on Thursday charged with grievous bodily harm on the anniversary of the January 12 operation

Evie Amati travelled to Thailand in January 2015 for a sex change after more than two years of identifying as a transgender woman (pictured posing a question to her Facebook friends)

Evie Amati travelled to Thailand in January 2015 for a sex change after more than two years of identifying as a transgender woman (pictured posing a question to her Facebook friends)

She was accompanied on the trip by her girlfriend, Tara Maree, who she was dating for just over a year before the operation, and visited by her sister and mother afterwards.

'This is going to be the toughest five hours. Please, send all your love to my Evie for when she wakes up,' Ms Maree wrote on Facebook, tagging Amati.

Six days later Amati was pictured lying in her hospital bed sporting a wide smile and bright red hair, and Amati the next day updated her profile picture with a similar shot.

'Six days stuck in a hospital bed and still looking fabulous. I'm not good at this whole celibacy thing,' Ms Maree wrote.

The overjoyed girlfriend later posted a series of pictures of Amati, her mother, sister Chiara and an unidentified man, along with herself, playing in the ocean.

'This journey has been tough and has tested all our strength but today we were able to relax, kick back and enjoy life outside the hotel. These guys are family now,' she wrote. 

Ms Amati (right) was accompanied on the trip  to Thailand by her girlfriend Tara Maree (left)

Ms Amati (right) was accompanied on the trip  to Thailand by her girlfriend Tara Maree (left)

 

 

Dramatic transformation: In 2012, Ms Amati claimed she had been given approval to start hormone replacement therapy. She is pictured above playing drums in her punk band

Dramatic transformation: In 2012, Ms Amati claimed she had been given approval to start hormone replacement therapy. She is pictured above playing drums in her punk band

The happy, idyllic scenes of self-affirmation and family love were a far cry from the brutal scenes captured on CCTV alleged to be of Amati hacking into innocent bystanders with an axe two years later.

Ms Amati was allegedly captured on CCTV footage as she allegedly unleashed the unprovoked attack on Sharon Hacker and Benjamin Rimmer.

 Thinks he has wanted to be a girl for a while now, and now wants to act more publicly feminine. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Insults

Evie Amati, Facebook status in 2012 

The pair were inside a 7-Eleven store in Enmore, in

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