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Murder: s.19A - Child Victims - (since 2000)

Standard non-parole period (offences on or after 1.2.2003)

Where the victim was a police officer, emergency services worker, correctional officer, judicial officer, health worker, teacher, community worker, or other public official, exercising public or community functions and the offence arose because of the victim’s occupation or voluntary work:  25 years

Other cases:  20 years

Standard non-parole period (offences where conviction entered or plea of guilty made on or after 1.1.2008)

Where the victim was a child under 18 years of age:  25 years  

NAME
(age if known)

DATE REFPLEASENTENCEAPPEALSUMMARY OF RECORDHOW KILLEDINVOLVEMENT & SUMMARY
DE GRUCHY

(2000) 110 A Crim R 271

[2000] NSWCCA 51

VG

3 x murder

MT 21y

AT 7y

(each – concurrent)

Conviction AD assaulted with heavy weaponsKilled mother, sister and brother in home - no motive for killings.

PARK

(30)

NSWSC

Sperling J

3.8.2000

 

[2003] NSWCCA 203

 

[2003] NSWCCA 142

VG

Murder

 

Murder

 

Murder

26y

NPP 19y 6m

 

FT 15y

 

FT 15y

 

(all concurrent)

Conviction AD

 

Crown AD

 

suffocation

intent kill

Suffocated wife and two infant children and dumped bodies in bushland - highly charged emotional state at time of killing.

Some remorse - admissions shortened trial - protective custody

O'GRADY

(16y 9m)

[2000] NSWSC 1255

Hulme J

VG

15y

NPP 10y

 no significant recordshooting

Led 15y male acquaintance into bush area and shot with rifle and silencer 9 times - voluntarily surrendered to police - no rational explanation for offence.

Displayed genuine remorse and shame - long history of drug abuse - desensitised to violence but no actual history of violence - impulsive - degree of depersonalisation at time of offence - general deterrence limited value

CIKOS

[2001] NSWSC 35

Dunford J

PG

(10-15%)

3 x Murder

21y

NPP 15y 6m

(each / concurrent)

 nil

suffocation / assault

intent to kill

Killed de facto and sons aged 4 years and 18 months old - passive man who endured months of aggression and abuse at hands of dominant de facto wife - reacted to de facto's ultimatum that he kill de facto's friend by certain date.

Genuine remorse - strict protection

MCINTYRE

(44)

[2001] NSWSC 500

Bell J

 

[2002] NSWCCA 29

VG

22y

NPP 17y

ADnegligible

stabbing

intent to kill

Stabbed 14y boy in neck and chest - disposed of body in bushland after cutting off penis and scrotum and attempting to saw off leg - motive unclear - not premeditated.

Socially isolated lifestyle - family support.

CHEATHAM

 

[2001] NSWSC 580

Grove J

 

[2002] NSWCCA 360

VG

Murder

 

 

Murder

 

Wound w/i to murder

24y

NPP 16y

 

 

FT 16y

 

FT 12y

(all concurrent)

AA

22y

NPP 14y

 

FT 14y

 

FT 12y

(all concurrent)

 stabbing

Stabbed wife and 3y daughter to death and attempted to stab baby to death - believed he was suffering from AIDS and had infected family.

Protective custody because worked in juvenile justice system – retrial

SLD

(13y 10m)

[2002] NSWSC 758

Wood CJ at CL

 

(2003) 142 A Crim R 503

[2003] NSWCCA 310

PG

20y

NPP 10y

AD 

stabbing

intent to kill

Broke into neighbouring home at night and abducted 3y sleeping girl - removed clothes and stabbed her in chest once - discarded body in long grass - misled police during inquiries - callous and cold-blooded killing - motive unclear

Seriously affected by background of upheaval, abuse and lack of emotional support - intellectual and speech disability and dysmorphic appearance - sexually abused by half-brother - disturbed individual - history of aggressive and unacceptable behaviour - significant level of future dangerousness, although difficult to assess at this stage

MERRITT

(30)

[2002] NSWSC 1159

Greg James J

 

(2004) 146 A Crim R 309

[2004] NSWCCA 19

PG

(15% on appeal)

3 x Murder

Life

AA

24y

NPP 18y

 

24y

NPP 18y

 

24y

NPP 17y

 

Total:

34y

NPP 27y

minor

suffocation

intent to kill

Father killed his 3 children aged 11w, 11m and 6y on custody visit - no explanation for killing - incomprehensible action - no evidence of mental disorder

Insufficient weight given to depressive state – sentence patterns show life not imposed in cases of parents murdering children.

FOLBIGG

(36)

[2003] NSWSC 895

Barr J

 

(2005) 152 A Crim R 35

[2005] NSWCCA 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2007] NSWCCA 371

VG

Murder

 

Murder

 

Murder

 

 

Manslaughter

 

Intentionally inflict GBH

18y

 

 

20y

 

22y

NPP 12y

 

FT 10y

 

FT 14y

 

Total:

40y

NPP 30y

Sentence AA

18y

 

20y

 

22y

NPP 17y

 

FT 10y

 

FT 14y

 

Total:

30y

NPP 25y

 

Conviction AD

Nil

Suffocation

Intent to kill

Mother killed four babies over ten years – suffocated each child in spontaneous burst of anger – earlier attack on second child caused blindness

Seriously psychologically damaged by early neglect and physical and sexual abuse – protective custody

On appeal: error in accumulation and overall sentence crushing – comments on public opinion

FRASER

(36)

[2004] NSWSC 53

Howie J

 

[2005] NSWCCA 77

VG

3 x Murder

32y

NPP 27y

ADNilDrowning

Drugged daughter and 2 sons with sleeping tablets then drowned them in bath – daughter violently struggled – revenge against estranged wife – genuine attempt at suicide – premeditated and planned offences

Severely mentally disturbed at time – history of mental illness – protective custody

JSK

(16y)

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

MAH [2005]

[2004] NSWSC 470

Buddin J

PG

11y

NPP 7y

 NilAssault

Fatal assault on 17y friend at instigation of co-offender – friend taken to remote area and body buried – pre-meditation – element of duress.

Voluntary admission of guilt three years later - significant discount for assistance – extreme remorse – emotionally immature – excellent prospects of rehabilitation

MS

(17)

[2004] NSWSC 730

Dunford J

VG

17y

NPP 11y

 Lengthy record including common assault and mal wounding

Strangulation

Intent to kill

Killed 15y girlfriend by strangling her with shoelaces – relationship marked by violence towards victim

Aboriginal – physically abused and dislocated throughout childhood – alcohol and drug addiction – good prospects of rehabilitation

VANN

(20)

[2004] NSWSC 988

Dunford J

PG

(13%)

Murder

 

Assault

19y

NPP 14y 3m

 

 

FT 18m

(concurrent)

 Possess knife in public place

Shooting

Intent to kill

Shot 16y male stranger with SKS rifle during fight outside cinema – called to cinema to assist

O'CONNELL

(18)

[2004] NSWSC 1120

Davidson AJ

 

[2006] NSWCCA 82

PG

(20%)

35y

NPP 25y

ADJuvenile record for serious crimes of violence

Assault and stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Killed 15y girl with whom he was having casual relationship – horrific wounds – 49 injuries, including 10 stab wounds - violent sexual proclivities – disposed of body in nearby garbage bin – deliberately attempted to divert suspicion

Victim of abuse by stepfathers – drug and alcohol problems – dyslexia/ADHD – remorse – youth – but for youth and plea, life sentence would have been imposed – limited protective custody

COULTER

(41)

[2005] NSWSC 101

G. James J

PGLife Nil

Suffocation

intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Killed 11y daughter of cousin – planned to kill so would be forced to commit suicide – smothered victim in her home – took body to bushland and grossly mutilated body before genuine attempt at suicide – carefully planned

Suffering severe depression, pervasive and intrusive violent thoughts and obsessive compulsive disorder

MAH

(17y 10m - 22 at sentence)

 

Co-offender:

JSK [2004]

[2005] NSWSC 871

Hislop J

 

[2006] NSWCCA 226

VG

22y

NPP 16y 6m

Crown AD / ADneg drivingAssault

Fatal assault on 17y friend  - principal - friend taken to remote area and body buried – pre-meditation

Good employment history – supportive family – denies all involvement

JALATY

(30-31)

[2006] NSWSC 675

Grove J

VG

Murder

 

Mal Admin noxious thing

20y

NPP 15y

 

FT 5y

(concurrent)

 Not relevant

Ingestion of methadone

Recklessness

SNPP 20 years

Female dosed 3y daughter with methadone causing cardiac respiratory arrest – 3 months later dosed daughter again causing death – attempting to control behaviour and keep child asleep during liaison with male friend

Difficult life with rape, forced marriages and serious back injuries from car accident – acute loneliness – drug addiction from back injuries – protective custody – chronic back pain

F.A.P

(24)

[2007] NSWSC 905

Howie J

PG

(10%)

19y 6m

NPP 14y 6m

 RecordAssault

SNPP 20 years

Caused fatal head injury to 15m son – admitted abusing son physically over week preceding death – frustrated by victim's crying and behaviour – unplanned offence – slightly below mid-range of seriousness

Aboriginal with deprived and troubled upbringing – immature and low intellectual ability

DN

(24)

[2007] NSWSC 1252

Hidden J

PG

(20%)

Murder

 

Att murder

20y

NPP 15y

 

 

12y

NPP 8y

 

Total

25y

NPP 20y

 NilStabbing

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed partner in face – fatally stabbed 11y step son – no explanation for uncharacteristic attack or violent rage – intoxicated and suffering cannabis withdrawal and depression – above mid- range

Aboriginal with no history for violence – deep remorse

RHB

(25 / 37 at offences -

41 at sentence)

[2007] NSWSC 1466

Hall J

 

(2008) 189 A Crim R 178

[2008] NSWCCA 236

VG

Manslaughter

 

 

 

Murder

6y

NPP 4y 6m

 

 

 

30y

NPP 20y

 

Total:

34y 6m

NPP 24y 6m

Crown AD

AA

6y

NPP 4y 6m

 

26y 8m

NPP 20y

 

Total:

31y 2m

NPP 24y 6m

Minor – no violenceAssault

SNPP 20 years

Killed 14m step son – traumatic injuries to head – circumstances of killing unclear – 12y later killed 2y son of sister in law – traumatic head injury – circumstances unclear – both children in care of offender – unlawful and dangerous act manslaughter

DL

(16)

[2008] NSWSC 1199

Hulme J

 

[2017] NSWCCA 58

VG

22y

NPP 17y

ADNilStabbing

SNPP 25years

Stabbed 15y school girl walking home from school 48 times – frenzied killing – no explanation for attack – irrational – premeditation not established – intent to kill not established – uncharacteristic – possible psychotic episode – little below mid-range

Suffering anxiety and depression – declined to discuss offence claiming innocence

PJS

(33)

[2009] NSWSC 153

Mathews AJ

VG

26y

NPP 20y

 Lengthy record – breached bondsAssault

SNPP 25 years

Severe assault of 3y step daughter left at home with offender and 9y sister when mother went to refuge – assaulted all over head and body – intoxicated – no recollection – position of trust – above mid-range

Violent childhood – protective custody – violent relationship with wife

WALSH

(69)

[2009] NSWSC 764

McCallum J

PG

2 x Murder

 

Murder

 

 

Att murder

Life

 

 

20y

NPP 15y

 

16y

NPP 12y

 Nil

Assault, stabbing and drowning

Intent to kill

SNPP 25 years

Grandfather hit wife with hammer and stabbed her to death – drowned 5y granddaughter in bath – assaulted 7y grandson with hammer then drowned in bath – bodies placed in bed – killed dog – children in care of grandparents while mother at work – lied to school about children being ill – assaulted daughter with axe when she returned– brain and skull injuries – planning and premeditation – no explanation for killings – murder of children worst case – murder of wife mid-range – assault on daughter well above mid-range

No mental illness

MEHTA

(42)

[2009] NSWSC 814

Grove J

PG

Murder

 

Murder

30y

 

 

Life

 Assault on first wife – strangling and threat to kill

Strangulation

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years / 25 years

Strangled wife during argument – verbal threats and physical assaults made previously – killed 9y step daughter to prevent her reporting killing to police – method of killing unclear – threw bodies over cliff in Blue Mountains – discovered by bushwalkers 4 weeks later – lied to police – had son assist in deception - killed wife for financial reasons – killing if step daughter worst case

No evidence of remorse or rehabilitation

SW (No 3)

(34)

[2009] NSWSC 1043

Hulme J

 

[2013] NSWCCA 103

VGLife

AA

40y

NPP 30y

NilStarvation – neglect

SNPP 25 years

Mother of 7y daughter who died as a result of starvation and neglect – daughter suffered developmental delay and autism – left in bedroom in unhygienic conditions - worst case

Drug use.

Father [BW] sentenced for manslaughter.

DENNIS

(19)

[2009] NSWSC 1357

Barr AJ

 

[2012] NSWCCA 120

 

[2015] NSWCCA 61

VG

26y 8m

NPP 20y

Conviction AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentence AD

Nil

Assault

Intent GBH

SNPP 25 years

Assaulted 23m son of girlfriend while in his care – hit head with blunt instrument or forced head against wall – placed child back in cot – spontaneous offence – circumstances of offence unclear

Exemplary character – reasonable prospects of rehabilitation – protective custody

PFITZNER

(26)

[2009] NSWSC 1267

RA Hulme J

 

[2010] NSWCCA 314

PG

(15%)

25y 6m

NPP 19y 2m

ADBreached suspended sentence for mal inflict GBH in company – other offences

Asphyxiation

Intent GBH

SNPP 25 years

Female - mistreated, abused and assaulted 2y son over long period of time – murdered victim by asphyxiation although actual method of killing unclear –wrapped body in plastic, placed in suitcase and threw in nearby pond – spontaneous offence giving in to anger and influenced by several factors and pressures – had declined to give up victim to custody of mother or DOCS despite asking for help – aware victim about to be returned to lawful guardian - slightly below mid-range.

Displayed appropriate parenting to two other children

LANE

(21 at offence -  36 at sentence)

[2011] NSWSC 289

Whealy J

(decision restricted)

 

[2013] NSWCCA 317

VG

Murder

 

3 x False swearing

18y

NPP 13y 5m

 

9m

(concurrent)

Conviction ADnil

Unknown

Intent to kill

(1996) Mother disposed of 2-day old daughter – body never found and no information as to circumstances of or motive for killing – killing relatively spontaneous – suffering disordered personality - false swearing offences related to false information contained in affidavits used for adoption of other children – birth of daughter and two other children kept secret from friends and family

Strong character testimonials – rehabilitation – mother to 9y daughter – low level of protective custody

DA-PRA

(48)

 

[2012] NSWSC 607

RS Hulme J

 

[2014] NSWCCA 211

VG

Murder

 

 

Attempt murder

 

 

(Mansl at first instance)

15y

NPP 10y

 

 

6y

NPP 4y 6m

 

6y

NPP 4y 6m

 

Total

20y

NPP 15y

Crown AA

20y

NPP 13y

 

10y

NPP 7y 6m

 

 

 

 

Total

25y

NPP 19y AA

 

Manslaughter conviction quashed on grounds of mental illness

NilStabbed

SNPP 20 years / 25 years

Suffocated father (manslaughter) – believed bikies were after him causing argument with father - ran next door to neighbours' home - attacked 12y female cutting her throat (murder) – also attacked mother and cut her throat (attempt murder) - unclear why attacked neighbours – did not attend house with intent to kill

Schizophrenia - chronic cannabis use – no prior violence –reliable employee – remorse – attempted suicide – no possibility of reoffending

MILAT

(17)

 

KLEIN

(18)

[2012] NSWSC 634

Mathews AJ

 

[2014] NSWCCA 29

PG

(No discount)

 

PG

(CCA – 25%)

43y

NPP 30y

 

32y

NPP 22y

AD

 

 

AA

27y

NPP 20y

Mid-range PCA

 

 

No violence

Axe

Intent to kill

SNPP 25 years (for Klein only)

Offenders and another friend invited victim to accompany them to Belanglo Forest – M took double sided axe from vehicle and struck victim in torso and to back of head – killing recorded by K on mobile phone - "thrill kill" – planned and premeditated - in company - gratuitous cruelty.

M - personality dysfunctions and lack of empathy -  poses substantial risk of violent re-offending -  serious potential danger to community – no remorse – worst case category murder

K – impressionable and strongly influenced by M - no psych illness - prospects of rehabilitation at least moderate and more favourable – within serious range

ABRAHAMS

(27)

[2013] NSWSC 952

Harrison J

PG

(10%)

Murder

 

Interference with body

21y 6m

NPP 15y

 

 

FT 18m

 

Total:

22y 6m

NPP 16y

 Personal violence order against victimAssault

SNPP 25 years

Female - murder of 6y daughter – in 2010 reported daughter missing – in 2011 took police to gravesite with partner - victim suffered repeated injuries in months prior to death – fractured teeth just prior to death suggesting blunt force trauma and being punched in upward direction – offender and partner had placed body in suitcase then placed in hole in remote area – partner poured petrol over body and burnt it - mid-range objective seriousness.

Borderline disabled intellectual range – dysfunctional and disruptive upbringing – upbringing in violent household – Aboriginal background.

Partner sentenced for manslaughter - Smith [2013] NSWSC 796 per Latham J

MBELE

(22)

[2013] NSWSC 1394

Latham J

VG

26y

NPP 18y

 Breached bond for assault

Stabbing

Intent GBH

SNPP 25 years

Stabbed 16y during confrontation at railway station in early evening – earlier confrontation with victim – members of opposing groups – angry – deliberately antagonised victim to provoke confrontation – single stab to chest – 'cowardly, vicious, vengeful and premeditated attack'

FAZAH

(32)

[2014] NSWSC 231

Hidden J

PG

(25%)

Murder

 

s.33

24y

NPP 18y

 

 

7y

NPP 5y

 

Total:

26y

NPP 20y

 nil

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 25 years

After assaulting wife in unit chased her down stairs and stabbed her multiple times – returned to unit and fatally stabbed 2y daughter – offender stabbed himself – spontaneous offence

Troubled relationship – history of violence towards wife – suffered wartime conditions, capture and torture in Afghanistan – PTSD – custodial conditions more onerous because of personal history

ROSS

(29)

[2014] NSWSC 707

Rothman J

 

[2016] NSWCCA 176

VG

40y

NPP 30y

ADBES - assault

Assault

Intent GBH

SNPP 25 years

Killed 2y daughter of de facto- mistreated child during two months prior to death – forced her into cold shower and hit her head against shower screen – kicked collapsed child forcing her head to hit linen cupboard – injured child left in pram unattended for night and day – unplanned and unpremeditated

Bipolar disorder and high-level personality disorder – heavy smoker of cannabis – difficult childhood – aboriginal but no relevant Fernando considerations – no remorse

HILL

(33)

[2014] NSWSC 1010

Bellew J

PG

(10%)

27y 6m

NPP 20y 6m

 nil

Assault

 

Intent GBH

SNPP 25 years

Killed 2y son of de facto – physically abused victim over many months – fractured skull and gastric tear caused by two separate blows – significant force used – would have been aware of pain caused by first blow to stomach – second blow inflicted several hours later – spontaneous and unplanned – slightly above mid-range

Back injuries causing persistent pain - depression

McARTHUR

[2014] NSWSC 1401

Harrison J

PG

(10%)

25y 2m

NPP 18y 10m

  

Stabbing

Intent GBH

SNPP 25 years

Stabbed 15y male outside industrial premises – mistook victim for his father – offender made an offer by a 'mate' to 'rough up' and assault person who owed money – would be paid in drugs  – had never seen victim or his father before – stabbed victim to chest – planned offence – armed with weapon - above mid-range.

Drug user

Co-Accused Robertson sentenced for manslaughter

SB

(16)

 

AE

(16)

[2015] NSWSC 659

Hall J

 

[2016] NSWCCA 228

(AE)

VG

 

 

VG

12y

NPP 8y

 

12y

NPP 8y

 

 

 

Conviction AD

Nil

 

 

Nil

Assault

Joint criminal enterprise

Part of group of males involved in bashing and fatal assault of 17y male at party – group kicked and bashed victim – struck on head by co-offender JP with wine bottle causing death.

Each offender had favourable rehabilitation and strong subjective circumstances.

MAYBIR (No.8)

(29)

[2016] NSWSC 166

RA Hulme J

VG

Murder

 

 

s.61O(2A)

 

3 x s.61

 

s.91H(2)

 

s.61

 

s.61

 

s.35(3)

 

 

s.91H(2)

 

s.59(1)

Indicative

38y

NPP 28y 6m

 

1y

 

2y (each)

 

2y

 

1y

 

1y 3m

 

4y

NPP 3y

 

1y

 

3y

 

Agg:

42y

NPP 31y 6m

 Breached bond imposed for breaching AVO

Assault

Intent GBH

SNPP 25 years

Lived with partner and her young children in small music studio – enforced physical discipline over many months particularly on 7y male victim suffering intellectual disability – cruel, degrading and inhumane treatment – victim died as result of blunt force trauma to head although exact manner of death unclear – failed to obtain medical treatment

XIE

(53)

[2017] NSWSC 63

(Fullerton J)

VG

 

5 x Murder

Life  Bashed with hammer-like weapon

SNPP 20 years / 25 years

Killed  family of parents (44y and 45y), 2 sons (12y and 9y), and aunt (39y) – brother-in-law of women and uncle to children - blunt force injuries on heads and faces of each victim with hammer-like weapon - attached rope to weapon, most likely to ensure he did not lose control of weapon as he wielded it at heads and faces of victims to maximise degree of force and ensure he killed with speed and efficiency – planning – possible motive of sexual interest in 15y daughter of victim or upset with low status in family - worst case category - spread and severity of injuries - multiple forms of extreme violence - face and head of each of victims deliberately targeted.

Future dangerousness - risk may commit offences of violence in future amplified by sexual violence inflicted on victims' daughter after murders

RHODES

(35)

[2017] NSWSC 964

Campbell J

PG

(25%)

Murder

 

Murder

 

 

Assault

 

Assault police

 

Sched:

Property damage

Resist arrest

Indicative

24y

NPP 18y

 

30y

NPP 22y 6m

 

14m

 

2y

 

Total:

40y

NPP 30y

 Violence against mother

Assault and stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years / SNPP 25 years

Returned home after drinking and using drugs during day – ice-induced psychosis – chased mother out of house stabbing her multiple times then crushing skull with concrete statue – returned to house and stabbed young male relative in chest with knife – threw him against wall and chased him outside smashing his head with sandstone paver – sustained and persistent although spontaneous assaults – approached and threatened female stranger in her car – threatened male police officer with fibro-cement meter cover – offences conducted in presence of other young children – home of victims – abuse of trust – well above midrange offences

Aboriginal with abusive father – long history of drug addictions – suffering ADHD and dyslexia resulting in easy recourse to violence when angry – some remorse

LOCK

(27)

[2017] NSWSC 715

Latham J

VG

35y

NPP 27y

 MinorAssault

SNPP 25 years

Bashed 2y child of de facto partner - blunt force trauma caused massive internal bleeding leading to death – history of assaults on victim - more than moderately above mid-range

LN

(40)

 

AW

(45)

[2017] NSWSC 1387

(Johnson J)

VG

 

 

VG

44y

NPP 33y

 

40y

NPP 30y

 

Nil

 

 

limited

Assault

SNPP 25 years

LN mother of 3y male victim - AW stepfather and LN's partner - LN killed child – AW guilty by extended joint criminal enterprise – Victim assaulted over 51-day period before murder – extensive emotional and physical abuse – fatal injuries committed by LN attacking victim - substantial acceleration/deceleration forces - pattern of assaults taken into consideration in assessing objective seriousness

LH: objective seriousness very significantly above mid-range – mental illness - troubled background - mental health issues - drug and alcohol abuse – no insight into offence – no remorse or contrition

AW: objective seriousness significantly above the mid-range - no remorse or contrition

TERKMANI

(21)

[2017] NSWSC 1567

McCallum J

VG

Murder

 

 

s.61J

Indicative

40y

NPP 30y

 

20y

NPP 15y

 

Agg

45y

NPP 33y

 Numerous offences involving unprovoked violence – breached strict bail conditions for serious drug offences

Assault

Intent to kill

NPP 25 years

Bashed to death 16y male friend in abandoned house – sustained, brutal and horrific attack using variety of household items as weapons – strangled victim – repeatedly thrust handle of squeegee into anus as far as stomach wall – offences appear spontaneous – motive impossible to discern

Offences extreme enough to warrant maximum penalty but declined to impose life sentence due to youth

JK

(31)

 

[2018] NSWSC 250

Hamill J

Murder

 

Sched:

Inflict GBH

 

37y 6m

NPP 28y

 MinorAssault

NPP 25 years

Killing of 12y step-daughter following sustained beatings over several days – horrific injuries through blunt force trauma – history of regular and increasingly violent assaults - tied to garage beam by hands and hit with electric cord, slapping, punching; tied to bed and whipped – torture – gratuitous cruelty – use of weapon- absence of intention to kill but such absence does not take the case outside of putative "worst case"

Insight and remorse demonstrated - longstanding depression.

CLIFF (No.6)

(29)

[2018] NSWSC 587

Campbell J

VG

Murder

 

 

PG

Agg BES

 

Stealing

30y

NPP 22y

 

 

 

3y

 

1y

 

Total:

32y

NPP 24y

 Not serious -property, driving, assaultStabbing

NPP 25 years

Killed 16y brother of ex-partner during argument – offender upset by victim's remarks concerning breakup and property settlement with victim's sister – intoxicated by ice/ methamphetamine – did not know killed victim until informed by police some hours later - unlikely intent to kill – large number of injuries by knife and blunt force trauma including blow to top of victim's head – one fatal deep stab wound to area around heart - mid-range

Ongoing drug abuse – depressive symptoms

Last updated: 25.6.2018

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