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This table is intended to be used as a guide only. Individual cases should be read if they are to be relied upon.

 

Murder - s.19A - 2007-2008 

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

NORMAN

(50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLIVIERI

(49)

[2007] NSWSC 142

Hidden J

 

[2016] NSWCCA 165

(Olivieri only)

VG

Murder

 

Fraud

 

 

 

 

 

VG

Murder

35y

NPP 29y

 

FT 3y

 

Total:

37y

NPP 31y

 

33y

NPP 28y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conviction AD

Minor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lengthy – dishonesty and drugs

Shooting

Access before the fact

SNPP 20 years

N accountant who defrauded victim – had victim shot by O to cover up fraud – O paid little more than expenses – carefully planned offence – victim shot at home office

JOYCE

(37)

[2007] NSWSC 218

James J

VG

 

Sched:

3 firearms offences

21y

NPP 16y

 Minor and old

Strangulation

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Strangled estranged wife during argument – drowned in pool – spontaneous offence – below mid-range

Protective custody

JOHNSON

(53)

[2007] NSWSC 274

Whealy J

 

[2010] NSWCCA 86

VG

2 x Murder

 

Dishonesty offences

LifeConviction ADMinor traffic

Strangulation

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Tied up and strangled retired couple in their own home – trusted handyman – stole money from bank accounts – financial difficulties – well planned offence

SAALFELD

(44)

[2007] NSWSC 376

Howie J

VG

22y

NPP 16y 6m

 Minor

Stabbing

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Female stabbed female acquaintance during street confrontation – single stab wound – deteriorating relationship with victim over drugs – spontaneous offence – principal aggressor – offence slightly below mid-range

Remorse – drug user

DURANT

(26)

[2007] NSWSC 428

Hulme J

VG

17y 11m

NPP 13y 6m

 Priors – breached bail

Sledgehammer

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Female -  woke up male victim and struck on head with sledgehammer – staying in victim's flat – formed irrational and erroneous belief that victim sexually assaulted offender as a child – under influence of drugs – sought to punish victim – offence below mid-range - no significant premeditation, motivation and abnormality of mind

Borderline personality disorder - substance abuse and depressive disorder – delusions and psychotic illness caused by drug abuse – childhood of neglect and sexual assault – early drug abuse – mother of four children – offered to plead guilty to manslaughter

NGUYEN

(20)

[2007] NSWSC 389

Whealy J

PG

(25%)

18y

NPP 13y 6m

 Criminal record for lesser offences – breached parole

Stabbing

Felony murder

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed shop owner during attempted robbery of newsagency – repeated stabbing - below mid-range – spontaneous and unplanned killing

Long history of drug addiction

HUYNH

(26)

[2007] NSWSC 409

Buddin J

VG

Murder

 

PG

Demand money with menaces

22y

NPP 16y

 

 

FT 6y

 

Total

24y

NPP 18y

 MinorStrangulation

SNPP 20 years

Involved in kidnapping of female student – body found in boot of car, strangled, several days later – made financial demands to victim's father – circumstances of killing unclear – killing not premeditated

Vietnamese born – isolation – good prospects of rehabilitation – ill health – protective custody

KALIYANDA

(41 – 51)

[2007] NSWSC 393

Grove J

 

[2007] NSWCCA 300

VG

20y

NPP 14y

ADNo significant prior convictionsAsphyxiation

(1997) Killed female acquaintance in flat by strangulation or smothering – body wrapped and left under bed covering – body not discovered for 17 days – used victims credit card to steal money – circumstances and motive for killing unclear

Poor health

BUNCE

(37 at offence) – (47 at sentence)

[2007] NSWSC 469

Price J

 

[2009] NSWCCA 281

PG

(25%)

24y

NPP 18y

ADCriminal record

Strangulation

Intent to kill

(1997) - Strangled sister-in-law – victim tied to bed in preparation for voluntary pornographic video – voluntary sexual intercourse - carefully planned offence – intent to kill prior to travelling to house – revenge – high degree of criminality

Psychopathic personality

ROBINSON

(32)

[2007] NSWSC 460

Hall J

PG

(20%)

21y

NPP 16y

 Nil

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed estranged de facto wife over 11 times at home unit – went to unit intending violence – history of violent abuse – breach of bail and AVO prohibiting approach to victim – pre-meditated offence

Some remorse

HOURI

(19)

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

A [2006]

[2007] NSWSC 615

Buddin J

PG

Murder

 

Sched:

3 x BES

18y

NPP 12y 6m

 Nil relevant

Stabbing

Felony murder / intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed console operator during armed robbery of service station – unprovoked attack on co-operating victim – use of weapon – in company – vulnerable victim – mid range offence

Troubled childhood with heavy drug and alcohol addiction – reasonable prospects of rehabilitation – serious physical disability resulting from shooting subsequent to offence - depression

FLEMING

(30)

[2007] NSWSC 673

Studdert J

VG

21y

NPP 16y

 One prior for rape in 1976Strangulation

(1984) - Predator took female walking home from car at night – strangled then sexually assaulted body

Physical disability including amputated leg – serious personality disorder

TAN

(38)

 

 

 

 

Co-offenders:

SATORRE [2005]

AB [2005]

[2007] NSWSC 684

Price J

 

[2010] NSWCCA 207

VG

Life

ADPriors – no violence – drug offence – breached bonds

Acid attack

Joint criminal enterprise to inflict GBH

Arranged and paid $10,000 for attack on male victim – intended to flush from hiding victim's brother in law who owed over $500,000 – hydrochloric acid poured over victim's face – wife and victim threatened with gun, victim's skull fractured by blow to head with gun - died three weeks later - intended to cause grievous bodily harm only – one of principals

Indonesian – prospects of rehabilitation

BURNES

(22)

[2007] NSWSC 298

Fullerton J

PG

(50% combined)

18y

NPP 13y 6m

 Priors – no violence

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Shot male at point blank range at request of co-offender – argument between co-offender and deceased over drug business – received $4,000 reward

Early drug abuse – mental illness of marginal mitigation – genuine remorse – assistance

BARTON

(47)

[2007] NSWSC 651

Buddin J

 

[2009] NSWCCA 164

VG

Murder

 

Manslaughter

 

Att Murder

37y

NPP 30y

 

FT 5y

 

FT 13y

 

Total:

42y

NPP 35y

ADOld offence involving fire

Fire

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Shot male acquaintance in back of head during argument – manslaughter by provocation – victim a violent man blackmailing offender over many years – genuine fear for safety – cared for victim's children during following day – dosed children with methadone and set fire to house – intent to cover killing of male – 3y girl killed in fire (murder) – 5y boy rescued by offender (att murder) – significant element of planning – relationship between manslaughter and subsequent offences – murder objectively worst case

Ill health – protective custody – personality deficits exacerbated by victim's behaviour and death of mother

ZARO

(18)

[2007] NSWSC 756

Howie J

 

[2009] NSWCCA 219

VG

22y

NPP 16y 6m

ADNil

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Fatally stabbed male friend after evening of drinking and playing computer games – made younger friend watch deliberate killing – angered by perceived breakdown in relationship with girlfriend – intoxicated – above mid-range seriousness

Born in Iraq – no mental disorder – family support

MCDONALD

(40)

[2007] NSWSC 813

Price J

 

[2015] NSWCCA 80

PG

(20%)

24y

NPP 18y

ADLengthy – including violence – breached bonds

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed male in violent attack – angered by victim's assault on friend – deliberately armed with knife – assaulted by victim with knife - formed intent during attack – unplanned offence – upper mid-range of seriousness

Difficult and disadvantaged personal history – contrition – poor prospects of rehabilitation

HARVEY

(18)

[2007] NSWSC 871

Howie J

PG

(15%)

16y

NPP 10y

 Minor

Assault

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

After evening of drinking assaulted male friend with piece of wood – fatal head injuries – no motive – suffering severe mental illness – paranoid schizophrenia – spontaneous offence – well below mid-range

Long history of mental illness

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

CLARK

(21)

 

 

Co-offender

CLARK [2008]

[2007] NSWSC 954

Patten AJ

 

[2012] NSWCCA 158

PG

(15-20%)

20y

NPP 14y

 Nil

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Deliberately shot grandfather at his home after watching TV with victim – execution style killing – motive unclear – acting with father – premeditation – towards upper end of scale of seriousness

Good character – prospects of rehabilitation

EAST

(29)

[2007] NSWSC 1051

Barr J

VG

Murder

 

Unauthorised poss firearm

 

PG
Assault

 

4 x Unauth poss firearm

 

Fire firearm disregarding safety

 

Arson

 

 

Fire firearm likely to injure

 

Sched:

4 offences

16y

NPP 11y 6m

 

1y 6m

NPP 1y 1.5m

 

 

FT 5m
 

2y
NPP 1y 6m

 

3y 6m
NPP 2y 7.5m

 

1y 8m
NPP 1y 3m

 

1y 8m
NPP 1y 3m

 

Total:
18y
NPP 13y 6m

 Minor

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Arranged to meet victim at his rural property late at night – shot once in back and once in face – well planned offence – motive unclear – In separate incident threatened 2 males with loaded pistol over quality of truck repairs – fired shot through window – found in possession of firearms at house – in separate incident attempted to damage prime mover by fire

Culpability reduced by mental illness – originally found unfit to plead – good work history – prospects of rehabilitation poor

SSA

(17)

[2007] NSWSC 1202

Hidden J

VG

18y

NPP 13y

 Brief

Stabbing

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed young stranger during fight in amusement arcade – in company – carrying knives for protection – single stab to chest – spontaneous offence

Disturbed childhood – Philippino – became involved in gang culture and early drug abuse – evidence of rehabilitation and remorse

Co-offender dealt with for manslaughter – SIOSE

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

CARRUTHERS[2007] NSWCCA 276

PG

(combined discount 37.5%)

25y

NPP 18y 9m

AA

20y

NPP 15y

 Shooting and car

Victim a witness in mal wounding charge against co-offender  - took victim to co-offender to remote area – victim shot by co-offender then run over by offender in car and possibly assaulted with metal bar –– offender initially unaware of plan to kill victim – voluntarily continued assistance after shooting - motivated by desire to assist drug supplier and element of fear – lesser offender

Genuine remorse – prospects of rehabilitation – assistance - parity

McCALL

(32)

[2007] NSWSC 1269

Barr J

 

[2010] NSWCCA 174

VG

29y 4m

NPP 22y

ADPriors

Assault

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Victim lured to car park and kidnapped – with co-offender took victim to cliff area – became angry and pushed victim over cliff – carefully planned kidnapping for financial reward – no clear explanation for killing

LEA-CATON

(28)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

SNIBSON [2008]

[2007] NSWSC 1294

Buddin J

PG

(combined 40%)

2 x Murder

 

2 x Sp agg kidnapping

18y

NPP 12y 6m

(each)

 

 

FT 5y

(each)

 

Total:

22y

NPP 16y 6m

 Record

Suffocation / Strangulation

Joint criminal enterprise

SNPP 20 years

Assisted two co-offenders in detainment and murder of husband and wife – victims lured to house, assaulted and hog-tied – female suffocated by female co-offender and male strangled by male co-offender – assisted in disposing of bodies and car – principal in second degree

Voluntarily surrendered to police - assistance to authorities – brain damage and psychological problems resulting from motor cycle accident

Third co-offender, Flentjar, sentenced only for kidnapping offences

GRUPE

(26)

[2007] NSWSC 1303

Berman AJ

PG

(combined 35%)

19y 6m

NPP 14y 6m

 Priors for violence

Shooting

Joint criminal enterprise / felony murder

(2000) Carefully planned attempt to kidnap victim on behalf of third person while heavily armed – offender deliberately shot at fleeing victim 6 times – co-offender caught victim and shot him 15 times – motivated by greed and financial reward – co-offender subsequently killed by offender in self defence

Lesser offender – remorse - assistance

DARCY

(44)

[2007] NSWSC 1392

Berman AJ

PG

(15%)

20y

NPP 15y

 Non-custodial record

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed de facto partner in neck – heavily intoxicated – element of pre-mediation after earlier argument – prevented calling of ambulance – slightly below mid-range

Aboriginal – suffers epilepsy – long history of alcohol abuse

SHEPHERD

(36)

[2007] NSWSC 1416

Hidden J

PG

(20%)

19y

NPP 14y

 Not significant

Strangulation

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Strangled female friend in her home – circumstances and motive for offence unclear – spontaneous offence

Reasonable prospects of rehabilitation

RAJU

(47)

[2007] NSWSC 1418

Bell J

 

[2010] NSWCCA 38

VG

21y

NPP 16y

Conviction ADRecord including assault of victim – breached bond

Unknown

Intent to kill

(2002) Killed de facto wife after she planned to leave relationship with four children – disposed of body – method of killing and location of body unknown

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

TRINH

(46)

[2007] NSWSC 1495

Rothman J

VG

20y

NPP 15y

 Drug related

Stabbing

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Living with deceased in cramped conditions – during physical argument spontaneous stabbing – 3 stab wounds – full and immediate co-operation – below mid-range

Long standing drug abuse – isolated

BURRELL

(42 at offence – 55 at sentence)

[2008] NSWSC 30

Kirby J

 

[2009] NSWCCA 193

VG

28y

NPP 21y

Conviction ADMinor at time of offence – conviction for subsequent murder

Unknown

Intent to kill

(1995) Owed money to 74y female friend of family – unable to repay loan - invited her around to house – circumstances of murder known – body never found – planning

DAVIS

(26)

[2008] NSWSC 55

Mathews AJ

 

[2015] NSWCCA 90

VG

24y

NPP 18y

AA

22y

NPP 16y 6m

Lengthy – mal wounding under similar circumstances

Stabbing

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Broke into apartment to steal property – stabbed male occupant in attempt to escape – victim died 3 days later from heart failure

Disturbed and abusive childhood

LEIATAUA

(41)

[2008] NSWSC 170

Mathews AJ

PG

(20%)

Murder

 

Threaten w/I to do GBH

 

Sched:

Agg BE W/I

23y 6m

NPP 17y

 

 

FT 2y

 

Total

24y

NPP 17y 6m

 Rape and assault female

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Left home early in morning armed with hammer and knife – broke into home of ex-partner – stabbed victim in house – pursued victim across road and continued stabbing – threatened female attempting to assist – well above mid-range – offence committed in presence of children – planned offence

Difficult childhood – long history of alcohol abuse - remorse

ZIHA

(57)

[2008] NSWSC 145

Barr J

 

[2013] NSWCCA 27

VG

Murder

 

Mal wound

24y

NPP 18y

 

FT 4y

(concurrent)

ADNilStabbing

SNPP 20 years

Broke into home of estranged wife – stabbed sleeping male – cut off genitalia – stabbed wife in leg – well planned

Remorse - depression

COLLON

(21)

[2008] NSWSC 174

Mathews AJ

PG

(15%)

21y

NPP 14y 6m

ADExtremely long record including violence

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Argument over sharing of home unit – stabbed victim in eye and cut throat – background of friction – mid-range – used three weapons – spontaneous and no premeditation – offence occurred in bedroom of victim – ferocious attack

Disturbed and abusive childhood – early substance abuse – mental impairment

THOMPSON

(22)

[2008] NSWSC 109

Hoeben J

PG

(15%)

20y

NPP 15y

 Assault on same victim – breached bond and apprehended violence order

Assault

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Violent and sustained attack on de facto partner – angered at perceived relationship with ex-boyfriend – intoxicated – unpremeditated

Samoan origin – drug abuser – genuine remorse

WILSON

(32)

[2008] NSWSC 238

Howie J

 

[2015] NSWCCA 128

VG

26y 6m

NPP 20y

AA

21y 4m

NPP 16y

Minor

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Attempted armed robbery on co-offender's flatmate – flatmate recently obtained large amount of money from armed robbery – also a drug dealer - shot victim in head at close range – lost temper – killing not planned

Aboriginal with violent and deprived childhood

Co-offenders Fraser and Spencer dealt with for manslaughter [2007] NSWSC 1449

GALANTE

(27)

[2008] NSWSC 319

Adams J

PG

(10%)

27y

NPP 20y

 Nil

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Planned killing of pregnant wife – took victim and young daughter to bushland and shot wife in back – left body in bush – reported wife missing to police – feared wife planning to leave with child

DONAI

(33)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

WEIGHTMAN [2005]

[2008] NSWSC 502

Fullerton J

 

[2011] NSWCCA 173

 

[2012] NSWSC 1102

Hidden J

 

[2016] NSWCCA 212

VG

2 x Murder

40y

NPP 30y

(each)

 

Total

43y

NPP 33y

Conviction AA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conviction AD

Minor – but did admit in undercover operation to undetected criminal misconduct

Asphyxiation

Intent to kill

(2000) Contract killing with victims' adopted son – son sedated parents with drugs in tea – offender entered house and suffocated both victims within short space of time – bodies placed in car and pushed off embankment to suggest car accident – principal offender – promised $17,000 - amateurish and unprofessional killing – not satisfied as to future dangerousness

Evidence of schizophrenia / mental illness

Sentence of life imposed after first trial

BARBETTA

(44)

[2008] NSWSC 688

Howie J

PG

(20%)

18y 7m

NPP 13y 9m

 Little significance

Assault

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Fatal assault on 65y neighbour in victim's home – element of provocation in form of racial taunts – incontrollable rage – forced keys down throat of victim – intoxicated with drink and drugs – ransacked unit – just below mid-range seriousness

Remorse

YOUMARAN

(24)

[2008] NSWSC 762

Rothman J

PG

(12.5%)

17y 4m

NPP 13y

 Not significant

Shooting

Intent to kill

(2002) - Fight broke out at hotel between two groups – history of animosity between some members of each group (not offender) – offender and another returned to car and took out glock pistols – shot at hotel – offender killed male victim shooting at him while on ground – not premeditated offence – element of provocation

Prospects of rehabilitation

Co-offender Mirad [2004] NSWSC 701, sentenced as acc after fact

CLARK

(42)

 

 

 

Co-accused:

CLARK [2007]

[2008] NSWSC 795

Kirby J

 

[2010] NSWCCA 94

VG

30y

NPP 24y

Conviction ADSignificant

Shooting

Intent to kill – joint criminal enterprise

SNPP 20 years

Recruited 21y son to shoot grandfather – son visited victim at home and shot him in head – financial motivation as well as other emotional issues – planning - above mid-range seriousness

Suffering brain damage from motor vehicle accident and physical illnesses

KLEIN

(29)

[2008] NSWSC 835

Buddin J

VG

22y

NPP 16y 6m

 Minor

Shooting

Intent to kill

(2001) - Shot male acquaintance in chest and in back of head during confrontation over debt to offender's brother – no initial intent to kill – killed to prevent identification in moment of panic

Good prospects of rehabilitation – out of character – strict bail conditions – long delay

FAEHNDRICH

(50)

[2008] NSWSC 877

Price J

VG

20y

NPP 15y

 Priors for violence

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed female partner with scissors during argument in hotel room – turbulent relationship – victim attempting to leave relationship – element of provocation – suffering depression and personality disorder – lower half of mid-range of seriousness

Offered to plead guilty to manslaughter – abusive childhood

HOWARD

[2008] NSWSC 934

Hulme J

PG

(12.5%)

 

Sched:

2 firearms offences

18y 6m

NPP 14y

 Alcohol relatedShooting

SNPP 20 years

Argued with son at service station one hour before offence – son approached offender at home – fired warning shot then fired two shots into head and body – apprehensive – element of provocation and self-defence – spontaneous offence – intoxicated – no intent to kill

Remorse – good prospects of rehabilitation

SNIBSON

(35)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

LEA-CATON [2007]

[2008] NSWSC 905

Buddin J

PG

(10%)

2 x Murder

 

2 x Sp agg kidnapping

26y

NPP 18y

(each)

 

FT 8y 6m

(each)

 

Total:

32y

NPP 24y

 Insignificant

Strangulation / suffocation

Joint criminal enterprise / intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Female - recruited two male friends to assist in detaining victims – lured husband and wife to house – victims assaulted, gagged and hogtied – male strangled – female suffocated – not established which offender committed fatal acts – bodies placed in drums, taken into forest and burned – equal involvement in post murder conduct - kidnapping well planned – murder slightly above mid-range – pivotal role

Motive unclear – model prisoner – lost contact with daughters – prospects of rehabilitation

Third co-offender, Flentjar, sentenced only for kidnapping offences

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

KUTSCHERA

(25)

[2008] NSWSC 1271

Fullerton J

 

[2010] NSWCCA 150

 

[2015] NSWCCA 73

VG

26y 8m

NPP 20y

Conviction AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentence AA

24y

NPP 18y

Minor – breached bond

Car

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Involved earlier in evening in fight with group including victim on street at night – returned to area of fight in car to observe victim pinned to ground by friend of offender – deliberately ran over victim with car killing instantly – no clear motive for killing – mid range – returned home to wash car

Drug abuse

O'CONNOR

(64)

[2008] NSWSC 1297

Studdert AJ

VG

21y

NPP 16y

 Old offence of culpable driving

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Shot wife twice as she descended from roof by ladder – spontaneous offence – element of provocation and loss of self-control – history of arguments and disagreements in marriage – buried body – just below mid-range

Remorse – prospects of rehabilitation

WEBB

(39)

[2008] NSWSC 1351

Howie J

PG

(15%)

Murder

 

Being carried in stolen conveyance

22y

NPP 16y 6m

 

 

FT 18m

(concurrent)

 Bad record – breached bonds

Stabbing

Felony murder

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed employee while struggling during armed robbery of restaurant with co-offender – entered restaurant armed with club-lock – picked up knife in kitchen – unplanned killing – just below mid-range

Drug abuse – low intellectual functioning

PEARCE

(25)

[2008] NSWSC 1434

Latham J

PG

(no discount)

20y

NPP 15y

 Lengthy – no major violence

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Arrived at friend's unit armed with knife  - became involved in fight with male victim and stabbed in back – spontaneous offence – no assistance to victim – paranoid and highly aroused state from amphetamines – slightly below mid-range

Appalling childhood marked by domestic violence – both parents heroin addicts – no education – early drug abuse

POCOCK

(20)

[2008] NSWSC 1435

Latham J

PG

(15%)

19y 6m

NPP 14y 9m

 Breached bond for violence offences

Assault

Intent GBH

SNPP 20 years

Confronted male victim in street about stolen handbag – punched and kicked victim and stomped on head – no threat or provocation offered by victim – failed to provide assistance – under influence of alcohol and ecstasy – below mid-range

Remorse – exposed as a child to domestic violence

OWENS

(32)

[2008] NSWSC 1375

McCallum J

PG

(10%)

23y

NPP 17y

 Nil

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed 69y mother in her bed – timing of premeditation and motive unclear – previously considered killing mother – no remorse – high end of mid-range

Prospects of rehabilitation

 Last updated 13.8.2018

 

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