This table is intended to be used as a guide only. Individual cases should be read if they are to be relied upon.
s.27 Administers to, or causes to be taken by, any person any
poison, or other destructive thing, or by any means wounds, or causes GBH to any
person with intent to murder: 25 years.
s.28 Set fire to
any vessel, or any chattel therein, or any part of her tackle apparel or
furniture, or casts away or destroys any vessel, or by the explosion of
gunpowder, or other explosive substance, destroys, or damages any building, or
places or throws, any matter or thing upon or across a railway, or removes, or
displaces any sleeper, or other things belonging to a railway, with intent to
murder: 25 years
s.29 Attempts to administer to, or cause
to be taken by, any person any poison, or other destructive thing, or shoots at,
or in any manner attempts to discharge any kind of loaded arms at any person, or
attempts to drown, suffocate or strangle any person with intent to murder: 25
s.30 By any means other than those specified in
sections 27 to 29 both inclusive, attempts to commit murder: 25
Standard Non-Parole Period (offences committed on or after 1.2.2003) – 10 years
MT 6yAT 2y
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 murderSched:Sexual int w/o consent
MT 1y 6mAT 3y 6m
Crown AAMT 3y 6mAT 3y 6m
Abducted female - drove to isolated area - squeezed victim's throat until
unconscious - left victim believing her to be dead - surrendered to police.
MT 5yAT 4y
Stabbed sleeping wife repeatedly.Disturbed and violent family background.
MT 7yAT 3y
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.
MT 8yAT 2y 8m
AAMT 7yAT 3y 8m
Stabbed girlfriend repeatedly after she rejected sexual advances, then
stabbed himself.History of some violence between them. Prior good character.
MT 7y 6mAT 2y 6m
Criminal record - time spent in gaol
V invited to offender's shop and shot by a co-offender.
MT 9yAT 4y(1y concurrent)
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.
MT 5yAT 2y
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 9mAT 3y
Crown AAMT 5yAT 4y
Attempted to poison himself and two daughters (14m and 8y) in motor vehicle
with carbon monoxide.Depression. Remorse.
MT 9yAT 6y
AAMT 7yAT 6y
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.
Manna(23)NSW CCA 10.12.1999
MT 15yAT 5y
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.
Macadam-KellieNSW CCA 9.5.2001
nil - breach of apprehended violence order.
Stabbed wife several times with bread knife outside Family Court.Element
of pre-meditation - depressive illness.
RaeNSW CCA 12.12.2001
19y 8mNPP 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.
Quach(42)NSW CCA 15.5.2002
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.
7yNPP 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-offendersAged 25y at time of sentence - Vietnamese with disturbed and
difficult background - Some hope for rehabilitation
BellNSW CCA 7.3.2005
4yNPP 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
Attempt Murder:18y 6mNPP 14yTotal:24y 6mNPP 20y
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
LittleNSW CCA 22.9.2010
s.273 x s.58 (assault prison officer)
Attempt Murder20y 6mNPP 15y 3m(other sentences concurrent)
SNPP 10yAttacked 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
Placed victim in perilous position in bed
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.
NSW CCA 
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.
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
SNPP 10y 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
SNPP 10y 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
SNPP 10yStabbed 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)
Standard Non-Parole Period – 10 years
Stabbed 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