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Murder - s.19A - 1994-1996

NAME
(age if known)

DATE REFPLEASENTENCEAPPEALSUMMARY OF RECORDHOW KILLEDINVOLVEMENT & SUMMARY

WANG

(36)

NSWCCA

11.2.1994

VG

2 x Murder

MT 15y

AT 5y

Conviction ADnilassaultKilled flatmates with hammer to head - reason unclear - possible dispute over money - threw bodies in river.
BOISNIER

NSWCCA

17.2.1994

VG

MT 9y

AT 5y

Conviction AD stabbing

Stabbed male neighbour during argument over playing of loud music – multiple stab wounds – removed property to suggest robbery

(record of sentence from DPP sentencing schedules – not mentioned in conviction appeal)

RICHARDSON

(28)

NSWSC

Finlay J

28.2.1994

PG

(after voir dire)

MT 20y

AT Life

 lengthy - manslaughter, sexual assault on woman & young boysassault / burningBroke into house and raped 29y old female acquaintance in front of her young children, abducted her, bashed her with piece of wood then set fire to her body.

LETT

(32)

NSWSC

Ireland J

4.3.1994

 

NSWCCA 27.3.1995

VG

MT 19y 6m

AT 6y 6m

ADnil

strangulation and car

intent kill

Abducted 6y boy - strangled victim with underpants, threw victim out of car then ran over him with car

Diminished responsibility rejected

EDWARDS

NSWSC

Hunt CJ at CL

25.3.1994

 

NSWCCA

2.8.1995

VG

MT 11y 6m

AT 4y

Conviction ADnil

drowning

intent GBH

Drowned wife in bathtub after argument.
WINNER

NSWSC

Ireland J

31.3.1994

 

(1995) 79 A Crim R 528

VG

Murder

 

PG

SMV

MT 17y

AT 5y

ADlong sentences but no violence

car

intent kill or GBH

Deliberately drove at boy on bicycle.

FJD

(17y 1m)

NSWSC

Wood J

8.4.1994

VG

MT 10y

AT 8y

 minor dishonesty, minor drug

stabbing

intent GBH

Female - stabbed taxi driver in neck

Disturbed and under stress, angry, and had desire to strike out at others – diminished responsibility rejected.

MALONE

(30)

NSWCCA

20.4.1994

VG

MT 15y

AT 5y

Conviction ADlengthy - BES, possess weapon, escapeassault / strangulation and drowningVictim tortured for bank pin - thrown in lake with weights

STEELE

 

 

 

BASSETT

NSWSC

Hunt CJ at CL

12.5.1994

 

NSWSC

Hunt CJ at CL

20.5.1994

 

NSWCCA

2.11.1994

PG

3 x Murder

 

 

PG

Murder

Life

 

 

 

MT 8y

AT 6y

 

 

 

 

Crown AD

minor

 

 

 

minor dishonesty

shooting – pushed over cliff

intent to kill

Killing spree - 3 men shot by offenders – siege followed – third man of group killed self before arrest

B intellectually disabled and acting under significant duress

MILLS

(23)

NSWSC

Wood J

26.5.1994

 

NSWCCA

3.4.1995

VG

MT 16y

AT 7y

ADlengthy record

shooting

felony murder

Shot customer during robbery of liquor store when owner not resisting and customer backing away - gun discharged in panic/excitement

FOWLER

(23)

NSWSC

Blanch J

27.5.1994

VG

MT 8y

AT 4y

  

strangulation

common purpose robbery

During robbery of taxi driver co-offender strangled victim with cord of handset

BROUGHTON

(29)

NSWSC

Smart J

30.5.1994

PG

MT 14y

AT 6y

 extensive priors including gaolstabbing

Broke into house believing it to be empty - stabbed 54y female occupant eight times

Full admissions - on protection

WARNER

(41)

NSWCCA

10.6.1994

VG

Murder

 

AR

MT 15y

AT 5y

ADlengthy – BESshootingKilling of school teacher during liquor shop robbery

SULLIVAN

(30)

NSWSC

Simpson J

14.7.1994

 

NSWCCA

22.8.1995

VG

Murder

 

AOABH

MT 10y 6m

AT 3y 6m

Crown ADrecord for violence and dishonesty

assault

intent GBH

Killed 78y old during robbery.

Aboriginal with deprived background


McGREGOR

(27)

NSWCCA

15.8.1994

PG

MT 12y

AT 4y

ADminorstabbingBashed and stabbed victim to death with spade and knife after homosexual advances.

JOHNSON

(21)

NSWSC

James J

15.8.1994

PG

MT 8y

AT 5y

 lengthy juvenileassault

Killed 2y child of de facto - extensive injuries

Remorse.

GIRDHAM

(33)

NSWSC

Barr AJ

2.9.1994

PG

MT 13y 6m

AT 4y 6m

 traffic, drugs, assault

assault

intent kill

Beat estranged de facto's father with iron bar

History of violence between offender and de facto

Breached restraining order

SCROOP

(20)

NSWSC

Barr AJ

16.9.1994

PG

MT 12y

AT 6y

 AOABHassault

Attacked female following sexual intercourse – met victim that evening – unprovoked, prolonged and violent attack resulting in severe injuries to victim – offender just "snapped" -  hid victim's body in nearby concrete pipe

Difficult aggressive behaviour since childhood – alcohol and substance abuse

DUKE

(24)

NSWSC

McInerney J

15.9.1994

VG

MT 10y

AT 5y

 on bond for dishonesty and assault offences

stabbing

intent GBH

Aunt refused access to house – returned with knife and stabbed her during argument.

TAULU

(42)

NSWCCA

31.10.1994

VG

MT 12y

AT 4y

ADnil

stabbing

intent GBH

Confronted new boyfriend of estranged de facto in street - stabbed once in chest.

HARDY

(33)

NSWSC

Dunford J

3.11.1994

PG

MT 10y 6m

AT 3y 6m

 Minor, no violence

stabbing

intent GBH

During argument while drinking stabbed victim numerous times – pushed victim into lake - asked for ambulance to be rung and waited for police.

FULLER

(22)

NSWCCA

7.11.1994

VG

Murder

 

Sexual ass

MT 16y

AT 5y

ADmainly dishonesty offencesmanually disembowelled

Sexually assaulted female - multiple injuries to head, neck, groin & abdominal region – disembowelled - left in park.

Some brain damage due to glue sniffing

BISHOP

(42)

NSWSC

Hunt CJ at CL

10.11.1994

 

NSWCCA

19.6.1997

VG

Murder

 

Agg sexual assault

MT 15y

AT 5y

Conviction ADlengthy - dishonesty

shooting

intent kill

Shot boyfriend of ex-de facto in bed asleep - sexually assaulted ex-de facto.

Suffering alcohol related organic brain injury.

O'REILLY

(25)

NSWSC

Dunford J

11.11.1994

VG

MT 13y

AT 4y

 minor drugs

shooting

intent to kill

Whilst affected by alcohol threatened to shoot victim - subsequently went to victim's house and shot him.

Some prospect of rehabilitation

ASHFIELD

(25)

(female)

 

 

 

 

HUGHES

(20)

NSWSC

16.12.1994

B-Parker J

 

NSWCCA

27.2.1998

 

NSWSC

16.12.1994

B-Parker J.

PG

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG

MT 16y

AT 5y

 

 

 

 

 

MT 16y

AT 5y

AA

MT 14y

AT 5y

 

assault

intent GBH

Assault on 6y old son causing death from head injuries - extensive bruises to head and body - head forced into wall – placed phone book on head and hit with hammer - initially blamed gang then tried to shift major blame to other offender - claimed victim had interfered with younger sister
DOYLE

NSWSC

Simpson J

10.2.1995

PG

MT 8y

AT 4y

 MinorstabbingLeft youth refuge with two others – met victim in park and stabbed him – had been smoking marijuana

LIVERMORE

(46)

 

 

Co-offender:

JERRARD

NSWCCA

2.3.1995

VG

MT 12y 6m

AT 4y 2m

Convict ADlengthy including property offences, sex assault on young boys, assaultassault

Bashed to death an old man after trying to steal his car.

Sentence cumulative to existing sentence for sexual offences

BERGER

(47)

NSWSC

Finlay J

21.3.1995

VG

MT 21y

AT 7y

 two manslaughter

assault

intent to kill

Killed de facto wife after argument - smashed wine bottle over head
LOBLEY

NSWSC

Finlay J

22.3.1995

PG

MT 10y

AT 6y

 MinorstrangulationStrangled 6y girl after caught masturbating
DIMACULANGAN
(26)

NSWCCA

30.3.1995

VG

Murder

 

PG

Culp drive (death)

MT 12y 6m

AT 5y 6m

ADminorstabbingStabbed former de facto's boyfriend with sharpened screwdriver 56 times - later drove into path of another car killing one.

TAYLOR

(55)

NSWCCA

18.4.1995

VG

MT 15y

AT 5y

ADnilshootingShot wife of 29 years after she told him she was leaving him.

MURRAY

(40)

NSWCCA

1.6.1995

VG

MT 16y

AT 5y

Conviction ADdishonesty offencesshootingShot partner in drug venture

MUIR

(30)

NSWCCA

27.6.1995

VG

MT 17y

AT 5y 8m

AD assault / carSeverely bashed female then ran over body with 10 tonne truck.
STREET

NSWSC

Dunford J

29.6.1995

 

NSWCCA

17.12.1996

VG

2 x Murder

LifeADviolence, sexual offencessuffocation / stabbingSuffocated wife - stabbed new female partner 12 weeks later - second victim found in suitcase by police at offender's premises during search regarding death of wife.

PILLER

(20)

 

 

KRAMER

(23)

NSWSC

Dowd J

6.7.1995

 

NSWSC

Dowd J

29.11.1995

VG

 

 

 

PG

MT 13y

AT 5y

 

 

MT 11y

AT 4y

 

Nil

 

 

 

Assault, dishonesty as a juvenile

Shooting

Felony murder

Shooting of Pizza Hut employee during armed robbery with shotgun – K waited in car
GORMAN

NSWSC

B-Parker J

25.8.1995

 

NSWCCA

15.5.1997

VG

MT 13y

AT 4y

Conviction ADAssault and alcohol and drug related offences

burns from hot water

intent GBH

Deliberately placed de facto's 18m old baby in hot water
CAPAR

NSWSC

Smart J

27.10.1995

VG

MT 11y 6m

AT 5y 6m

  

stabbing

intent GBH or kill

Stabbed wife after argument

Depression - believed wife having an affair - Turkish background

NIXON

(35)

NSWCCA

31.10.1995

PG

MT 13y 6m

AT 4y 6m

ADrecord of violencestrangulation

During argument with ex-girlfriend in bushland strangled her, leaving her in shallow grave

Initial denial but then admitted killing when no other evidence - intoxicated by drugs & liquor - distressed by end of relationship

GIESELMANN

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERWOOD

(17)

NSWSC

Studdert J

3.11.1995

 

NSWCCA

12.11.1996

 

NSWCCA

13.7.1998

 

NSWSC

Studdert J

3.11.1995

 

NSWCCA

24.7.1998

VG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VG

MT 12y 6m

AT 5y 6m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MT 12y 6m

AT 5y 6m

Conviction AD

Sentence AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conviction AD

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assault and dishonesty

stabbing

intent kill

Stabbing of female youth worker at youth refuge – robbery - savage attack - fourteen stab wounds.  Although both involved equally in stabbing, G played a more primary role in planning.

G:  tragic background left her with no "moral control" and "an uncaring attitude".

DAR

(16y 11m)

NSWSC

B-Parker J

29.9.1994

 

NSWCCA

8.11.1995

VG

MT 9y

AT 6y

AD stabbingDeliberate stabbing of another youth at dance party with a knife

DE SOUZA

(23)

NSWSC

Dunford

10.11.1995

 

(1997) 41 NSWLR 656

NSWCCA

VG

Murder

 

PG

Indecent assault

MT 12y

AT 4y

Conviction ADnilassaultKicked female to death in frenzied attack lasting some minutes, after indecently assaulting her.  Diminished responsibility based upon steroid use rejected.
HAN

NSWCCA

28.11.1995

VG

MT 11y 7m

AT 4y

AD 

assault

intent GBH

Assaulted male friend with tyre lever in victim's flat - angry about victim's affair with offender's de facto

BONNEFIN

(51)

NSWSC

Dunford J

1.12.1995

VG

Murder

 

Attempt murder

MT 15y

AT 5y

  

shooting

intent kill

Dinner party with girlfriend and her family - argument - shot dead one person and attempted to murder 3 others.

HERRING

(43)

NSWSC

B-Parker J

4.12.1995

 

NSWCCA

24.11.1998

VG

MT 18y

AT 4y 3m

ADAOABH, dishonesty, malicious damage

drowning

intent kill

Drowned wife - substantial insurance policy

No contrition.

At first trial sentenced to life imprisonment but conviction quashed on appeal

CHEUNG

(28)

NSWCCA

11.12.1995

PG

MT 13y 6m

AT 4y

ADnilthroat cut and stabbingKilled de facto as she was leaving him.
EVERETT

NSWCCA

13.12.1995

VG

MT 18y

AT 6y

AA

MT 16y

AT 5y

nil

burning

intent GBH

Set wife on fire with petrol

On appeal found original sentence at high end for "relationship" murder.

WADE

(45)

NSWCCA

26.2.1996

VG

MT 14y

AT 4y 8m

AD strangulationKilled female flatmate - sexual element

GAC

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

JOHNSON

(18)

NSWSC

Ireland J

24.4.1996

 

NSWCCA

1.4.1997

 

NSWSC

Ireland J

24.4.1996

VG

Murder

 

Rob with wounding

 

 

VG

Murder

 

Rob with wounding

MT 6y

AT 4y

 

 

 

 

 

MT 8y

AT 4y

Conviction AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

record

assault

felony murder / common purpose

Group of young persons assaulted elderly vagrant in park.
NGUYEN

NSWCCA

20.5.1996

VG

MT 10y

AT 5y

Conviction AD stabbingStabbed bouncer at night club twice after bouncer ejected friend.

NELSON

(33)

NSWCCA

25.6.1996

PG

MT 14y

AT 7y

AD 

assault

intent GBH

Offender and attacked victim because they believed he had interfered with child – victim rendered unconscious by punches, kicks & blows with fry pan - taken to bush and finished off with baseball bat
MILAT

NSWSC

Hunt CJ at CL

27.7.1996

 

NSWCCA

26.2.1998

VG

7 x Murder

 

Detain for advantage

LifeConviction ADpriors of violence

2 x shooting

3 x stabbing

2 x strangulation

intent kill

"Backpacker murders" - Dec 1989 - April 1992 - savage attacks, with degree of sexual assault.

JOHNSTON

(22)

NSWSC

Simpson J

9.8.1996

 

[2004] NSWCCA 58

VG

MT 15y

AT 5y

ADminor

stabbing

intent kill

Killing of co-offender's neighbour - co-offender attempted to cancel arrangements.
WHITE

NSWSC

Hidden J

11.10.1996

VG

MT 10y

AT 5y

 minor assault and strangulation

Attack resulted from "passion arising from relationship".

Schizophrenic.

JOHNSON

NSWCCA

12.11.1996

VG

MT 15y

AT 7y

ADlengthystabbingStabbed male after fight at party.

CROFTS

(30)

NSWSC

Grove J

6.12.1996

PG

MT 15y

AT 5y

 extensiveshooting"Criminal reprisal" - wrong house and innocent victim

MRISH

(40)

NSWSC

Hidden J

13.12.1996

VG

3 x Murder

MT 23y

AT 5y

 nil significant

Stabbing / shooting

intent kill

Killed or arranged killing of male acquaintance and his parents - first killing spontaneous and motive unclear - killing of parents premeditated and probably related to financial dealings
IBRAHIM

NSWCCA

18.12.1996

VG

MT 15y

AT 5y

AD 

stabbing

intent kill

Stabbed fellow prisoner

Sentence cumulative to armed robbery sentence

ION

(1996) 89 A Crim R 81

NSWCCA

6.9.1996

VG

2 x murder

MT 13y 6m

AT 4y 6m

Conviction AD shootingShooting during drug transaction.

 

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