Shot brother-in -law a number of times when found out he had hit A's wife.
V gave evidence that he had forgiven D. Married with children. Hardworking. Offence out of character.
s.29 - Attempt strangle w/i murder
Sexual int w/o consent
MT 1y 6m
AT 3y 6m
MT 3y 6m
AT 3y 6m
Abducted female - drove to isolated area - squeezed victim's throat until unconscious - left victim believing her to be dead - surrendered to police.
Stabbed sleeping wife repeatedly.
Disturbed and violent family background. Emotionally disturbed.
manufacture amphetamine, obtain benefit by deception
Stabbed sleeping stranger in neck from behind on a train. Knife penetrated 5cm, narrowly missing the jugular vein.
Alcohol and drug addiction.
AT 2y 8m
AT 3y 8m
Stabbed girlfriend repeatedly after she rejected sexual advances, then stabbed himself.
History of some violence between them. Prior good character. Drug problems.
MT 7y 6m
AT 2y 6m
Criminal record - time spent in gaol
V invited to offender's shop and shot by a co-offender.
assault, armed rob in company, armed rob
Hired to kill V who was having affair with wife of another man. Shot V in stomach and back leaving him a paraplegic. 'Worst type of attempted murder'.
Youth. Assistance to Crown. Protective custody.
Ejected from pub after argument with V. Went home, got knife, and returned to pub, stabbing V twice in stomach.
Intoxicated. Binge drinking problem. Took counselling at own initiative in gaol to address problem. Chronic fatigue syndrome at 18.
2 x s.27 - administer poison w/i murder
MT 2y 9m
Attempted to poison himself and two daughters (14m and 8y) in motor vehicle with carbon monoxide.
NSW CCA 
Picked up 17y schoolboy hitchhiking. V beaten and tied up. Taken to bush in car boot, stabbed in back of neck and pushed down embankment. Both accused thought V had died. Both accused under influence of alcohol and drugs.
NSW CCA 
includes possess shortened firearm
shot victim in face
Attacked victim at supply truck, shooting him in face, chest and arms five times.
Abuser of illegal drugs including steroids.
NSW CCA 
nil - breach of apprehended violence order.
Stabbed wife several times with bread knife outside Family Court.
Element of pre-meditation - depressive illness.
NSW CCA 
NPP 14y 9m
threw petrol over victim and set victim alight
Threw petrol over former girlfriend and set her alight - burns to 93% of her body. Neighbour who tried to assist victim received burns to 10% of his body (Schedule offence). Worst case.
Appellant intelligent and accomplished.
NSW CCA 
hit with bottle
Attack on wife - hit her on head with bottle repeatedly, tied legs and gagged mouth - V lost blood and consciousness for some time.
NPP 3y 6m
serious post offence record
With group of male youths took 18y schoolboy from coffee shop - V assaulted and offender held legs during attempt strangle - V subsequently stabbed to death by co-offender - Limited role on day of offence - Scared of 2 co-offenders
Aged 25y at time of sentence - Vietnamese with disturbed and difficult background - Some hope for rehabilitation
NSW CCA 
NPP 2y 6m
Prior assault on ex-wife
During argument with de facto wife attempted to strangle her - desisted when 11y son intervened - telephone police and admitted intent
Priors for violence - breached parole
Broke into home during day - struggled with female occupant in bedroom - detained and sexually interfered with complainant - complainant taken to garage and severely assaulted with fibro-cutters - doused complainant and house with petrol - set fire to house using electric toaster and gas oven - motivated by desire to avoid apprehension
NSW CCA 
3 x s.58 (assault prison officer)
NPP 15y 3m
(other sentences concurrent)
Attacked prison officer while being escorted through prison complex - punched, kicked and stomped on unconscious victim causing long-term physical and neurological damage - threatened and abused three other prison officers
Berman SC DCJ 15.6.2011
| s.30 || PG || 8yNPP 5y ||AA |
5y NPP 3y
| nil |
Placed victim in perilous position in bed
|SNPP 10y |
Male carer attempted to kill male patient suffering from motor neurone disease – sought to escape from responsibilities of constant care – lowered bed hoping victim would suffocate – ignored suffering of victim for many hours – slightly below mid range
Suffered mental illness for many years. CCA – Court heard new evidence of severely impaired mental state at time of offending
NSW CCA  16.10 .2012
| s. 29 || PG ||7yNPP 2y 6m ||Crown AA |
5y 4m NPP 4y
| No details provided. || Strangle ||SNPP 10y |
Attacked fellow inmate in gaol - Attempted to strangle V in showers by putting sock around V’s neck and pulling it tight – V fell unconscious to floor – no explanation as to why V attacked – impulsive, not planned – voluntary disclosure of intention to kill. Mental illness
17y 4m NPP 13y
SNPP 10y Attacked former wife with gyprock saw – stabbed V numerous times – could not accept relationship had ended – relationship had history of domestic violence and death threats. High range objective seriousness
Application for ext’n of time to appeal refused.
BES, obtain money by deception
Manipulated D into stabbing V. Offence occurred in 2008 – ‘contract killing’ - A obtained employment at caravan park where L was manager - L approached A about killing V, her former partner - A initially refused to find someone to kill V but agreed when L persisted, A fearing he would lose his job and the house he had access to at the park - A then manipulated D to kill V by falsely telling D that V was a paedophile – D stabbed V numerous times. Motivated by financial reward – planning – organisation Between mid-range to top of range objective seriousness. Remorse
NPP 11y 5m
In relationship with V, female aged 24y – A shot V in head – long-lasting debilitating injuries to V
Abusive and violent upbringing - schizophrenia
Haesler SC DCJ
NPP 6y 6m
Formulated plan to kill ex-husband of current partner – believed partner’s allegation that victim had sexually abused daughter – after V dropped children off at childcare deliberately collided with V’s car then stabbed him 4 times – above mid-range Bi- polar disorder
 NSWCCA 39
Stabbed repeatedly ex-girlfriend – would not allow V to leave apartment - stated they should die together – V suggested she should also stab him so that she might escape – A suffered substantial injuries himself - profound jealousy at break-up
Sustained & determined attempt to kill - very serious example of its type – Planned – intent to kill.
 NSWCCA 149
(CCA – 25%)
NPP 7y 6m
Stabbed male V in back and neck while V asleep in bed – A believed he was protecting V's wife from being harmed by V – V ran outside – A obtained a second larger knife and slashed V's face – V suffered life threatening injuries.
Psychotic illness which involved delusional beliefs and a grossly disturbed capacity for logical thinking - affected A's ability to recognise actions wrong.
 NSWCCA 226
(10% + 5% for assist on appeal)
SNPP 10yStabbed male V in 6 times in park in front of children – ex-partner of co-accused – significant degree of planning
Significant cognitive functioning issues – easily manipulated by co-accused - some remorse