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Murder - Solicit to 

s.26 Crimes Act 1900 - maximum penalty 25 years.
Standard Non-Parole Period (offences committed on or after 1.2.2003) - 10 years

Case
Offence
Plea
Sentence
Appeal
Record
Facts

Wright
(34)
NSW CCA
8.7.1997

Solicit

VG

MT 3y
AT 1y

Crown AD

Fell out with neighbour over cannabis plantation - Victim threatened wife and children - arranged killing - sought to terminate agreement - neighbour stabbed to death - paid balance of money because feared harm to family
Young children - impressive work history

Lewis
(36)
(1998) 100 A Crim R 361

2 x Solicit

PG

MT 10y
AT 5y

AD

Nil

Charged with sexual assault on foster sisters - made arrangements to have sister and her de facto killed to prevent her giving evidence at trial
Breached AVO and bail

Azzopardi
(56)
NSW CCA
1.10.1998

Solicit

VG

MT 15y
AT 5y

AA
MT 12y 9m
AT 4y 3m

Nil

Arranged to have male shot - provided gun - shooting caused paraplegia
Suffering life threatening illness - unlikely to re-offend

Ay
NSW CCA
30.10.1998

Solicit

VG

MT 7y 4m
AT 2y 5m

AA
MT 5y 3m
AT 1y 9m

Criminal record

Offered friend $20,000 to kill ex-wife - financial difficulties - never provided details to facilitate murder - never gave final authorization
Mentally unwell - 2m 13d PSC

Bednarz
(58)
NSW CCA [533]
13.12.2000

Solicit

PG

6y
NPP 3y

AA
5y
NPP 2y

Nil

Arranged to have second husband killed - marital disharmony - agreed to pay $10,000 - provided details and involved in preparation - threatened harm if killing not completed - dedicated and serious approach
Severe depressive state - paranoid delusions believing husband seeking to harm her - fulltime carer for severely disabled son

Qutami
(48)
(2001) 127 A Crim R 369

Solicit

PG

5y
NPP 18m

Crown AA
5y
NPP 3y

Nil

Jordanian orthodox Christian made inquires about having niece killed - family angered by relationship with Muslim boyfriend - intense family pressure on niece
Medical condition - unlikely to re-offend

Glover
NSW CCA [414]
17.12.2003

Solicit

PG

4y
NPP 20m

AD

Made inquiries into killing husband - history of domestic violence over several years - intention wavered
Two young children - poor physical health

Potier
(50)
NSW CCA [136]
25.8.2004

2 x Solicit

VG

6y 8m
NPP 5y

Crown AA
8y 8m
NPP 6y 3m

Nil

Arranged for killing of ex-partner and her new boyfriend - recruited undercover police officer - genuine but mistaken concern for safety of daughter
Degree of depression - background of family dispute

Stockdale
(51)
(2004) 142 A Crim R 448

Solicit

PG

6y
NPP 3y 9m

AD

Nil relevant

Arranged with undercover police officer to have boyfriend of ex-girlfriend killed for $5,000 - supplied details
Genuine remorse - protective custody after stabbed in stomach in gaol - married with children

Benitez
(37-38)
(2006) 160 A Crim R 166

2 x Solicit

PG

13y
NPP 7y

AA
10y
NPP 5y 6m

Offences committed after 1.2.2003
Arranged killing of ex-wife and partner - paid $2,500 and agreed to pay $20,000 - given encouragement by 'hit man' - greater than mid range of seriousness
Good character - depressed over marital break-up - obsessed with children

Bou-Antoun
(48)
NSW CCA [1]
1.2.2008

Solicit

PG

14y
NPP 10y

AD

Minor - irrelevant

Offence committed after 1.2.2003
Agreed to fund murder of victim of alleged aggravated sexual assault by son - element of intended cruelty

Lindstrom
(22)
NSW CCA [160]
24.7.2008

Solicit

Sched:
Solicit

PG

3y 10m
NPP 2y

Crown AA
4y 9m
NPP 3y

Nil

Offence committed after 1.2.2003
Female - attempted to arrange murder of two witnesses in serious drug case against boyfriend - met with intended hitman, paid money and transmitted messages - manipulated by older boyfriend - reluctant but not wholly unwilling participant - just below mid range
Swedish - assistance to authorities placing life in danger

Lomax
NSW CCA [53]
9.3.2009

Solicit

Sched:
Acc before fact malicious damage by fire

PG

5y 9m
NPP 3y 6m

Crown AA
6y 9m
NPP 4y 1m

Offence committed after 1.2.2003
Worked as middleman for BM who owned a business - BM wished to damage competing business owned by CO -Hired C to murder CO and set fire to CO's business premises.
Failed to fulfil undertaking to assist authorities in prosecution against BM.

Louizos
(45)
NSW CCA [71]
20.3.2009

Solicit

VG

10y
NPP 6y

Crown AA
13y 6m
NPP 10y

Nil

Offence committed after 1.2.2003
Arranged to have ex-husband shot while he was leaving for work - car driven off and burned - suffered serious injuries - shooting arranged by caretaker at caravan park owned by offender and husband - provided information and promised money - motive unclear - above mid-range seriousness
Prior good character

Butcher
NSW CCA [281]
3.12.2010

Solicit

VG

9y
NPP 5y 6m

Conviction AD

Offence committed after 1.2.2003
Solicited to have wife killed so could marry lover without losing children and money - provided keys to house and other equipment including a knife and suggested drowning or killing her and he would bury body - Offered $5000 - subsequently changed mind

Efthimiadis

NSW CCA [276]

14.11.2013

  Solicit

VG

13y 4m

NPP 10y

 AD

Violence, AR, drugs, assault.

Offence committed after 1.2.2003

Solicited to have victim (ex-partner, female) killed   - domestic problems with V led to V leaving A and taking their young son with her - A entered into negotiations with undercover police officer to have V killed.