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Murder - Non-Parole Period over 20 years
[Determinate Sentences] - Pre SNPP

Name  
(age if known)

DatePleaSentenceAppealRecordHow KilledInvolvement & Summary

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

ADAM

(33)

[1999] NSWSC 144

Wood CJ at CL

 

(1999) 47 NSWLR 267

[1999] NSWCCA 197

VG

MT 21y

AT 7y

ADAOABH

stabbing / assault

joint criminal enterprise

Group bashing of off duty police officer outside hotel.
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.
HILL

[2000] NSWSC 259

O'Keefe J

 

[2003] NSWCCA 128

PG

Murder

 

 

Murder

 

 

2 x mal discharge firearm w/i to do GBH

MT 30y

AT Life

 

 

MT 25y

AT Life

 

MT 9y

AT 3y

(each)

 

(all concurrent)

AA

30y

NPP 25y

 

25y

NPP 23y

 

MT 9y

AT 3y

(each)

 

(all concurrent)

prior convictions for weapons offences - offence committed while on bond

shooting

intent kill

Angered by argument with neighbours shot two men working in nearby unit, killing one and injuring another - shot dead third man come to investigate noise then stalked and shot victim's wife.

Not affected by alcohol or drugs - history of anger and violence - personality disorder, some prospects of rehabilitation.

LO

(29)

(2000) 115 A Crim R 53

[2000] NSWSC 714

Barr J

 

[2003] NSWCCA 313

PG

Murder

 

Conspiracy to murder

32y

NPP 23y

 

FT 18y

 

Total:

36y

NPP 27y

ADnil

shooting

intent kill

Contract killing of tow-truck driver to pay drug debt - assisted in attempted murder by luring victim to shooter's residence - deeply in debt over drug transactions - both offences fall into worst case category. Assistance to authorities only basis for reducing life sentence – combined 28% discount

OFFER

(35)

[2000] NSWSC 839

G James J

 

[2002] NSWCCA 341

PG

Murder

 

Att Murder

 

Sched:

3 x solicit to murder

34y

NPP 25y

 

FT 10y

(concurrent)

ADof little relevance

cross bow

intent kill

Attempt to kill three witnesses who were to give evidence against him in upcoming trial - offered friend money to take care of three persons - shot wife of one witness with cross bow when she answered door, causing permanent brain damage - shot dead another witness - "very highest criminality" - motivated by panic.

Protective custody - family now in Ireland.

ROBINSON

(17)

[2000] NSWSC 972

Adams J

 

[2002] NSWCCA 359

PG

45y

NPP 35y

AA

45y

NPP 27y

 

assault with bowling pin

intent kill

Accompanied stranger home with intention to at least assault and rob - bashed victim with bowling pin then stabbed and mutilated body.

Boasted of killing to friends - extremely dangerous and disturbed person.

NAISMITH

(31)

[2000] NSWSC 1024

Dunford J

VG

2 x murder

33y

NPP 25y

(each – concurrent)

 nil

assault / shooting

intent kill

Killing of two men in relation to drug dealing – one man assaulted with baseball bat – second man shot - took victims to nearby sand hills and burnt bodies - both murders planned and premeditated – not worst case.

No remorse or regret - some prospects of rehabilitation - previous good character –supportive family.

FERNANDO

(31)

[2001] NSWSC 294

Howie J

PG

(Head sentence reduced by 10 years)

30y

NPP 22y

 serving life sentence for murder and sexual assault

stabbing

intent to kill

Stabbed cousin in prison with scissors blade - angered by cousin's assistance to police in relation to earlier murder

BOND

(51)

[2001] NSWSC 1059

James J

VG

30y

NPP 25y

 substantial - on parole at time of offence for manslaughter of female

stabbing

intent to kill

Stabbed 30y girlfriend three times at her home - not premeditated - no apparent motive - no history of violence in relationship - not pre-armed - severe attack

Previous manslaughter of female a significant aggravating circumstance.

NG

(28)

 

 

 

 

Co-accused:

LO

LEW

[2003] NSWSC 781

Adams J

 

[2011] NSWCCA 227

VG

Murder

 

 

s.97(2) Agg Rob

35y

NPP 25y 9m

 

 

FT 7y

 

Total:

37y

NPP 27y 9m

AA

30y

NPP 22y 6m

 

FT 7y

 

Total:

31y

NPP 23y 6m

Nil relevant

Shooting

Accessory

Involved in robbery of Tavern – manager deliberately shot in head to prevent identification – not satisfied who fired shot

PENISINI

(24)

[2003] NSWSC 892

Wood CJ at CL

 

[2004] NSWCCA 339

PG

Murder

 

Unauth use of firearm

 

Car jacking

34y

NPP 23y

 

FT 5y

 

 

FT 6y

 

Total:

36y

NPP 25y

Crown ADSerious violent offences – breached parole

Shooting

Intent to kill

Deliberate shooting of police officer during attempt to apprehend stolen car containing four offenders – fired five shots through driver window of police car – attempted to take second car at gunpoint to facilitate escape – no premeditation or planning

Tongan – genuine remorse – element of dangerousness to community

Co-offenders M and J Taufahema sentenced for manslaughter

MARCHANT

(29)

 

 

CRAWT

(24)

[2003] NSWSC 958

Greg James J

 

[2006] NSWCCA 120

PG

(10%)

Murder

 

PG

(10%)

Murder

 

Sched:

Drive convey

Agg AR

Att AR

38y

NPP 32y

 

 

35y

NPP 28y

AD

 

 

 

AA

30y

NPP 24y

Lengthy record for violence – breached parole

 

Lengthy record – breached parole and bail

Shooting

Intent to kill

Accessory

Male shot twice in head during night time meeting in park to discuss stolen jewellery – purpose of shooting not clear – vicious and callous execution

M – Primary offender – continuing danger – little hope of rehabilitation

C – Present and reckless as to killing – deprived background – some hope of rehabilitation

GEORGIOU

(33)

 

 

 

HARRISON

(39)

[2003] NSWSC 1240

Greg James J

 

(2005) 153 A Crim R 288

[2005] NSWCCA 189

VG

3 x murder

 

 

 

VG

3 x Murder

33y

NPP 28y

(each – concurrent)

 

33y

NPP 28y

(each – concurrent)

Conviction AD

traffic matters

 

 

 

 

nil

shooting

intent kill

Shooting of four members of Bikie Club by member and ex-member of rival Club in basement of café - close range - deliberate executions but unable to determine if pre-planned.

G: father to young child - good character evidence - concurrent sentence for contempt for refusal to answer question in cross-examination.

H: father to young daughter - positions of responsibility in gaol

Earlier conviction at trial quashed on appeal:

[2000] NSWSC 287 Dowd J

[2001] NSWCCA 464

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

HOLLAND

[2004] NSWSC 653

Dowd J

VG

30y

NPP 23y

 Not serious – escapee at time of killing

Stabbing

Intent to kill

Stabbed fellow male escapee in frenzied and sustained attack – reacted to insults to girlfriend – slow and painful death – gratuitous cruelty – spontaneous offence

Young, immature and socially dysfunctional – dislocated and abusive childhood - isolated

TA'ALA

NSWSC

Davidson AJ

30.7.2004

 

[2008] NSWCCA 132

PG

(just over 13%)

Murder

 

Murder

26y

NPP 19y 6m

 

 

 

35y

NPP 26y 6m

 

Total:

47y

NPP 38y 6m

AA

26y

NPP 19y 6m

 

 

35y

NPP 23y 3m

 

Total:

47y

NPP 35y 3m

 Bashing and stabbing

Beat first victim with cricket bat over head – argument as to drug dealing – bashed and stabbed second female victim who had witnessed the attack.

On appeal corrected SJ's intention to set NPP at 75% of total sentence

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

WEIGHTMAN

(20)

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

DONAI

[2005] NSWSC 1354

Hidden J

PG

(combined discount 30%)

2 x Murder

28y

NPP 22y

 Minor

Asphyxiation

 

Intent to kill

Killed adoptive parents for financial reasons – Planned killing with co-offender – victims sedated in own home and smothered – bodies placed in car crash scene – co-offender killed mother – assisted in killing of father

Early staged of mental illness at time of offences – influenced by drugs and co-offender – favourable prospects of rehabilitation

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

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

TA'ALA

(20)

[2008] NSWCCA 132

PG

(just over 13%)

 

Murder x 2

Total:

47y

NPP 38y 6m

AA (in part)

Total:

47y

NPP 35y 3m

 Bashing and stabbing

2002 offences - Beat first victim with cricket bat over head – argument as to drug dealing – bashed and stabbed second female victim who had witnessed the attack – Extreme violence.

[CCA corrected SJ's intention to set NPP at 75% of total sentence].

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

HUDD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

BROWN [2006]

[2013] NSWCCA 57

VG

Murder

 

AR

 

 

AR

 

 

s.33

 

 

Agg AOABH

27y

NPP 21y 9m

 

10y

NPP 7y 6m

 

10y

NPP 7y 6m

 

5y

NPP 3y 9m

 

2y

NPP 18m

 

Total:

28y 6m

NPP 21y 9m

AD 

Shooting

Felony Murder

Two offenders involved in planned armed robbery of electrical store – three employees tied up – one employee shot dead by offender in pursuit

Fresh evidence as to ill health

Last Updated: 25.6.2018

 

 

 

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