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Murder - Section 19A

Multiple Murders 

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)

DatePleaSentenceAppealRecordHow KilledInvolvement & Summary
GLOVER
(57)

NSWSC

Wood J

29.11.1990

VG

6 x murder

 

Rob with wounding

 

Robbery

 

Wound W/I to do GBH

Life steal, indecent assault, AOABHassault"Granny killer" - attacks on elderly women

ROBINSON

(53)

NSWSC

McInerney J

16.10.1992

VG

2 x murder

MT 14y

AT 4y

  

shooting

intent kill

Shot ex-wife and boyfriend - killing of boyfriend pre-meditated, but not killing of wife.

JOYCE

(23)

NSWSC

Loveday J

20.11.1992

 

NSWCCA

25.7.1994

VG

2 x Murder

MT 13y

AT 7y

ADminorshooting

Shot mother and baby sister - claim of mercy killing

Diminished responsibility rejected.

VERNEY
(16)

NSW CCA

23.3.1993

VG

2 x Murder

MT 13y

AT 7y

ADminorshooting

Shot mother and baby sister - claim of mercy killing

Diminished responsibility rejected.

BAKER
(46)

NSWSC

Newman J

6.8.1993

 

NSW CCA

20.9.1995

PG

6 x Murder

 

Attempt murder

LifeADminor

shooting

intent kill

Murdered 6 people after breakdown of relationship with one of victims.
WANG
(36)

NSW CCA

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.
STEELE

NSWSC

Hunt CJ at CL

12.5.1994

PG

3 x Murder

LifeCrown ADminor

shooting – pushed over cliff

intent to kill

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

NSWDC

Dunford J

29.6.1995

 

NSW CCA

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.
MILAT

NSWSC

Hunt CJ at CL

27.7.1996

 

NSW CCA

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.

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

VELEVSKI

(29)

NSWSC

Dunford J

26.9.1997

 

[1999] NSWCCA 96

 

[2002] HCA 4

VG

4 x Murder

MT 19y

AT 6y

Conviction AD

 

 

 

 

 

HCA AD

nil relevant

cut throat

intent to kill

Cut throat of wife, 6y daughter and 3m twins - left them in bedroom - deliberate killings involving considerable degree of planning.
ION

(1996) 89 A Crim R 81

NSWCCA

6.9.1996

VG

2 x murder

MT 13y 6m

AT 4y 6m

Conviction AD shotShooting during drug transaction.

LEONARD

(24)

NSWSC

B-Parker J

10.11.1997

 

NSW CCA

7.12.1998

VG

Murder

 

PG

Murder

LifeAD 

bow and arrow

stabbing

intent kill

Shot victim with bow and arrow after alleged homosexual advance - cut up body and threw in river - second murder of taxi driver by stabbing.
ROSE[1999] NSWCCA 327

PG

5 x Murder

LifeADNot stated

Not stated

Intent to kill

5 gangland / contract murders - facts not stated.

JANG

(57)

[1999] NSWSC 1153

Bell J

 

[2012] NSWCCA 55

PG

2 x Murder

MT 18y

AT 6y

(each – concurrent)

ADnil - breached AVO

stabbing / cut throat

intent kill

Korean - stabbed wife during argument over immigration papers - cut step daughter's throat - culmination of arguments.

No remorse.

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.

HARRIS

(30)

(2000) 111 A Crim R 415

[2000] NSWSC 285

Bell J

 

(2000) 121 A Crim R 342

[2000] NSWCCA 469

PG

3 x Murder

 

AR

40y

NPP 25y

Crown AA

Life

not serious

strangulation

intent kill

Strangled male suffering effects of stroke in own home - later strangled intellectually disabled woman he befriended in her home - strangled male neighbour and disposed of body in country - second and third killings motivated by desire to kill.

LEWIS

(62)

 

Co-offender:  ROSE

NSWSC

Ireland J

9.6.2000

 

[2001] NSWCCA 448

VG

2 x murder

LifeADnilshooting and stabbingParticipated in joint criminal enterprise with Rose in killing of de facto and her business employee - victims killed by Rose inside business premises - premises set on fire - contract killing.

PARK

(30)

NSWSC

Sperling J

3.8.2000

 

[2003] NSWCCA 203

 

[2003] NSWCCA 142

VG

Murder

 

Murder

 

Murder

26y

NPP 19y 6m

 

FT 15y

 

FT 15y

 

(all concurrent)

Conviction AD

 

Crown AD

 

suffocation

intent kill

Suffocated wife and two infant children and dumped bodies in bushland - highly charged emotional state at time of killing.

Some remorse - admissions shortened trial - protective custody

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.

VALERA

(19)

[2000] NSWSC 1220

Studdert J

 

[2002] NSWCCA 50

VG

2 x murder

LifeADnil

assault / strangulation

intent kill

Bashed to death 59y male in own home then mutilated body - random killing - two weeks later bashed and strangled 68y male in own home and mutilated body - nothing to mitigate killing.

Physically and verbally abused by father throughout childhood - mother left home when offender aged 3.

CIKOS

[2001] NSWSC 35

Dunford J

PG

(10-15%)

3 x Murder

21y

NPP 15y 6m

(each / concurrent)

 nil

suffocation / assault

intent to kill

Killed de facto and sons aged 4 years and 18 months old - passive man who endured months of aggression and abuse at hands of dominant de facto wife - reacted to de facto's ultimatum that he kill de facto's friend by certain date.

Genuine remorse - strict protection

CHEATHAM

 

[2001] NSWSC 580

Grove J

 

[2002] NSWCCA 360

VG

Murder

 

 

Murder

 

Wound w/i to murder

24y

NPP 16y

 

 

FT 16y

 

FT 12y

(all concurrent)

AA

22y

NPP 14y

 

FT 14y

 

FT 12y

(all concurrent)

 stabbing

Stabbed wife and 3y daughter to death and attempted to stab baby to death - believed he was suffering from AIDS and had infected family.

Protective custody because worked in juvenile justice system – retrial

KANAAN

(26)

[2001] NSWSC 959

Greg James J

 

(2005) 157 A Crim R 238

[2005] NSWCCA 385

VG

2 x Murder

 

Mal wounding with intent

LifeADminor

shooting

intent to kill

Became involved in minor altercation outside hotel - stepped out of car and shot three male strangers - no provocation - comments immediately following shooting demonstrated no remorse and continued dangerousness - heinous nature of offence demonstrating callous and ruthless attitude to human life and level of dangerousness of offender.

No explanation in background of offender for brutal behaviour - no prospects of rehabilitation

MERRITT
(30)

[2002] NSWSC 1159

Greg James J

 

(2004) 146 A Crim R 309

[2004] NSWCCA 19

PG

3 x Murder

Life

AA

(PG 15%)

34y

NPP 27y

minor

suffocation

 

intent to kill

Father killed his 3 children aged 11w, 11m and 6y on custody visit - No explanation for killing - Incomprehensible action - no evidence of mental disorder

Insufficient weight given to A's depressive state – Sentence patterns show life not imposed in cases of parents murdering children.

PETERS

(32)

[2002] NSWSC 1234

Wood CJ at CL

PG

(15%)

2 x Murder

 

Sched:

6 x s.178BA(1)

17y

NPP 9y

(each)

 

Total:

21y

NPP 13y

 relatively minor record

stabbing

intent to kill

Killed homosexual lover by stabbing in neck - mutilated and disposed of body - used credit card to withdraw money - 6 months later stabbed to death new lover - decapitated body found in bath - on both occasions badly affected by drugs - element of provocation - Battered Woman's Syndrome - not premeditated - mutilation done after killing

Borderline personality disorder - infected by HIV by first partner - manipulated by both partners - low risk of re-offending provided remain drug free - significant reduction in life expectancy

FOLBIGG

(36)

[2003] NSWSC 895

Barr J

 

(2005) 152 A Crim R 35

[2005] NSWCCA 23

 

[2007] NSWCCA 371

VG

Murder

 

Murder

 

Murder

 

 

Manslaughter

 

Intentionally inflict GBH

18y

 

 

20y

 

22y

NPP 12y

 

FT 10y

 

FT 14y

 

Total:

40y

NPP 30y

Sentence AA

18y

 

20y

 

22y

NPP 17y

 

FT 10y

 

FT 14y

 

Total:

30y

NPP 25y

 

Conviction AD

Nil

Suffocation

Intent to kill

Mother killed four babies over ten years – suffocated each child in spontaneous burst of anger – earlier attack on second child caused blindness

Seriously psychologically damaged by early neglect and physical and sexual abuse – protective custody

On appeal: error in accumulation and overall sentence crushing – comments on public opinion

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

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

GOODWIN

(57)

[2004] NSWSC 757

Howie J

PG

(17.5%)

Murder

 

Murder

22y

NPP 16y 6m

 

 

22y

NPP 16y 6m

 

Total:

27y

NPP 21y 6m

 Insignificant record

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Shot estranged wife and new partner – element of planning

Highly disturbed state resulting from separation – attempted suicide

gonzales

(20)

[2004] NSWSC 822

James J

 

(2007) 178 A Crim R 232

[2007]NSWCCA 321

VG

3 x Murder

LifeADNil

Stabbing - striking and strangling

Intent to kill

Stabbed father, mother and 18y sister in their home - made it look like racially motivated attack – premeditated – tried to poison mother 10 days before murder

False alibi – no mitigation of objective seriousness of offence – no contrition – risk of dangerousness

TAOUK

(55)

[2004] NSWSC 981

Barr J

 

(2005) 154 A Crim R 69

[2005] NSWCCA 155

VG

Murder

 

Murder

16y

NPP 15y

 

18y

NPP 11y

 

Total:

22y

NPP 15y

Conviction ADOld firearm offence – drug offence

Shooting

Intent to kill

Shot wife and brother in law in house while preparing for bed – no premeditation – no real explanation for shooting – good relationship with both victims

Poor health

VILLA

(36)

[2005] NSWCCA 4

VG

2 x Murder

 

3 x Attempt murder

LifeADMinor

Shooting / Stabbing / Strangulation

Intent to kill

VG

2 x Murder

 

3 x Attempt murder

ADANGUIDI

[2005] NSWSC 519

Barr J

 

(2006) 167 A Crim R 295

[2006] NSWCCA 404

VG

3 x Murder

LifeADDishonesty offence

Shooting / Assault

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Threatened and detained male friend over several hours with intent to rob – subsequently shot dead friend's son and daughter - tortured and bashed to death friend's wife - careful planning

Some degree of mental illness although not mitigating criminality

KRAMER

(43)

[2005] NSWSC 910

Buddin J

PG

(20%)

2 x Murder

17y

NPP 11y

(each)

 

Total:

21y 6m

NPP 15y 6m

 NilStabbing

Female - killed elderly parents during argument – hid bodies under house – spontaneous offence

Schizophrenia and alcoholism – remorse

WEIGHTMAN

(20)

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

DONAI [2008]

[2005] NSWSC 1354

Hidden J

PG

(combined 30%)

2 x Murder

25y

NPP 19y

(each)

 

Total:

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

DARWICHE

(26/28)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EL-ZEYAT

(23)

 

AOUAD

(22)

[2006] NSWSC 1167

Bell J

 

[2011] NSWCCA 62

(conviction appeals)

 

[2015] NSWCCA 196

(Sentence appeals - El-Zeyat, Aouad)

VG

Mal discharge firearm W/I

 

Shoot W/I to murder

 

2 x Murder

 

 

2 x Murder

 

 

2 x Murder

2 x Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 x Life

 

 

2 x Life

Conviction AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentence AD

 

 

Sentence AD

Relatively minor – breached bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relatively minor

 

 

Relatively minor – Breached bond

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Ongoing dispute between two families originally over drug business – ongoing violence

June 2001 – D entered bedroom with co-offender - fired five shots at male – intent to kneecap not kill – serious injuries

July 2003 – D and co-offender fired 55 round from SKS semi-automatic rifles at house after luring out occupants – no one injured

Aug 2003 – D, E and A fired at second house using SKS rifles and pistols –sleeping female and male killed

(co-offender remitted for sentence after 2015 appeal)

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

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

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

TA'ALA[2008] NSWCCA 132

PG

(13%)

Murder

 

Murder

26y

NPP 19y 6m

 

 

35y

NPP 26y 6m

 

Total:

47y

NPP 38y 6m

AA (in part)

26y

NPP 19y 6m

 

35y

NPP 23y 3m

 

Total:

47y

NPP 35y 3m

 Bashing and stabbing

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

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

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

WALSH

(69)

[2009] NSWSC 764

McCallum J

PG

2 x Murder

 

Murder

 

 

Att murder

Life

 

 

20y

NPP 15y

 

16y

NPP 12y

 Nil

Assault, stabbing and drowning

Intent to kill

SNPP 25 years

Grandfather hit wife with hammer and stabbed her to death – drowned 5y granddaughter in bath – assaulted 7y grandson with hammer then drowned in bath – bodies placed in bed – killed dog – children in care of grandparents while mother at work – lied to school about children being ill – assaulted daughter with axe when she returned– brain and skull injuries – planning and premeditation – no explanation for killings – murder of children worst case – murder of wife mid-range – assault on daughter well above mid-range

No mental illness

MEHTA

(42)

[2009] NSWSC 814

Grove J

PG

Murder

 

Murder

30y

 

 

Life

 Assault on first wife – strangling and threat to kill

Strangulation

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years / 25 years

Strangled wife during argument – verbal threats and physical assaults made previously – killed 9y step daughter to prevent her reporting killing to police – method of killing unclear – threw bodies over cliff in Blue Mountains – discovered by bushwalkers 4 weeks later – lied to police – had son assist in deception - killed wife for financial reasons – killing if step daughter worst case

No evidence of remorse or rehabilitation

NGUYEN

(26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUONG

(18)

 

 

 

Co-offender:

TVN (2014)

[2011] NSWSC 562

McCallum J

VG

2 x Murder

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG

(10%)

2 x Murder

25y 6m

NPP 18y

(each)

 

Total

30y

NPP 22y 6m

 

24y

NPP 17y

(each)

 

Total

28y

NPP 21y

 

Nil significant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil

Stabbing

Common purpose to inflict gbh

SNPP 20 years

Victims stabbed during attack by four males outside bar – not known who inflicted fatal wounds – attack a response to earlier attack on first offender by one victim and friends  – delay between incidents and degree of planning – mid range offences – disregard for public safety

N – judgment clouded by fear caused by earlier attack – did not stab anyone although aware of knives and armed with knife himself –reasonable prospects of rehabilitation

L – stabbed both victims

FILIPPOU

(54)

[2011] NSWSC 1607

Mathews AJ

 

[2013] NSWCCA 92

VG

Murder

 

Murder

26y

NPP 20y

 

26y

NPP 20y

 

Total

31y

NPP 25y

ADOld record – most recent offence involved neighbourhood dispute

Shooting

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

During confrontation with neighbours shot two brothers – shot one victim twice – origin of gun unclear – not premeditated – ongoing neighbourhood dispute – mid-range offence

NADEN

(40)

[2013] NSWSC 759

Price J

PG

Murder

(20%)

 

Murder

 

Shoot w/i murder

 

Agg indecent assault

 

BES

 

 

15 x BES

28y

NPP 21y

 

 

Life

 

16y

NPP 6y

 

4y

NPP 2y

 

3y 6m

NPP 1y

 

FT 2y – 3y 6m

 Offensive language, high-range PCA.Strangulation

SNPP 20 years

Indecently assaulted 12y daughter of acquaintance

Murdered female cousin after she raised allegation offender had indecently assault 12y female - strangled victim then dismembered and buried body.

5 months later strangled female neighbour – had sexual intercourse with body – had been sexually attracted to victim

On run from police for 7 years and committed multiple break and enter offences to survive – shot at police officers who approached camp

Long standing low-grade depression and severe personality disorder – poor rehabilitation prospects - Aboriginal

DEAN

(37)

[2013] NSWSC 1027

Latham J

 

[2015] NSWCCA 307

PG

11 x Murder

 

8 x s.35(2)

 

Larceny as a clerk

Life

 

 

8y NPP 6y

 

FT 5y

ADNilArson

SNPP 20 years

Lit two fires in aged care nursing home where worked as nurse – had been stealing painkiller medication to feed long-term drug addiction – internal investigation revealed medication being stolen – lit fires to cover theft – while fire was burning retrieved drug log books and destroyed them – fires caused death and injuries to number of elderly victims - worst case category.

Personality disorder – poly substance abuse disorder.

DI CIANNI

(66)

[2013] NSWSC 1328

RS Hulme AJ

VG

2 x Murder

24y

NPP 20y

(each)

 

Total:

34y

NPP 30y

ADNil relevantStabbing

SNPP 20 years

Stabbed former business partner numerous times – victim had defrauded offender – also stabbed brother of victim living with victim and home at time - marginally above mid-range offences.

Wife Pintabona sentenced for Accessory.

TNV

(17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offenders:

NGUYEN [2011]

LUONG [2011]

[2014] NSWSC 1510

Fullerton J

PG

(15%)

Murder

 

Murder

13y 7m

NPP 8y 10m

 

 

15y 3m

NPP 9y 11m

 

Total

19y 3m

NPP 13y 11m

  

Stabbing

Joint enterprise

Victims stabbed during attack by four males outside bar during argument – TVN inflicted non-fatal stab wound on one victim during fight - attack response to earlier attack on co-offender by one victim and friends  – delay between incidents and degree of planning – disregard for public safety – under influence of 26y co-offender – above mid-range

Spent three years in Vietnam with father after murder – voluntarily returned – difficult childhood – evidence of rehabilitation

BREEN

(26)

[2015] NSWSC 1757

Mathews AJ

PG

(no discount)

Murder

 

Murder

 

Sched:

9 offences

34y

NPP 26y

 

 

37y

NPP 28y

 

Total

42y

NPP 33y

 Prior record for violence offences although only bonds

Stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Left home angry and intoxicated and armed with hunting knife – threatened and assaulted partner and several strangers with knife in attempt to obtain car – obtained two cars at knifepoint – drove to grandparents' house with intent to kill but moved on – demanded gun from female friend at knifepoint – smashed way into father's house and stabbed him repeatedly in presence of 12y half-brother – pursued and stabbed father's partner multiple times in front of 7y daughter – police pursuit in car – trigger for offences unknown – previously expressed dark thoughts to mother – almost at top of objective seriousness but absence of pre-planning and prospects of rehabilitation

Harboured deep-seated anger and resentment towards family – long history of anger and impulse control – substance abuse – significant impact on children who witnessed murder – genuine remorse

DAVIS (No 2)

(26)

[2016] NSWSC 1785

RA Hulme J

VG

2 x Murder

 

 

 

Attempt murder

Indicative

30y

NPP 22y 6m

(each)

 

16y

NPP 12y

 

Aggregate:

40y

NPP 30y

 Nil

Injected with insulin

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Nursing assistant injected aged care facility residents with insulin – vulnerable victims – extreme breach of trust - no specific motive known – callous offences – not spontaneous - well above midrange

Subjective circumstances do little to mitigate penalty - good character.

HAINES (No.3)

(46)

[2016] NSWSC 1812

Garling J

VG

2 x murder

Indicative

30y

NPP 22y 6m

(each)

 

Agg

36y

NPP 27y

 Minor drug possession

Injected with insulin

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years

Female nurse at aged care facility injected two residents with insulin shortly after being advised they had made complaint about her care – caused coma – aggravated by being committed in 'home' of victim, abuse of trust and vulnerable victims – deliberate and calculated act but short term planning – no prolonged pain and suffering – significantly above mid-range

Difficult childhood – previous findings of misconduct as a nurse and subject to reporting conditions at time of offending

XIE

(53)

[2017] NSWSC 63

(Fullerton J)

VG

5 x Murder

Life  Assault with hammer-like weapon

SNPP 20 years / 25 years

Killed  family of parents (44y and 45y), 2 sons (12y and 9y), and aunt (39y) – brother-in-law of women and uncle to children - blunt force injuries on heads and faces of each victim with hammer-like weapon - attached rope to weapon, most likely to ensure he did not lose control of weapon as he wielded it at heads and faces of victims to maximise degree of force and ensure he killed with speed and efficiency – planning – possible motive of sexual interest in 15y daughter of victim or upset with low status in family - worst case category - spread and severity of injuries - multiple forms of extreme violence - face and head of each of victims deliberately targeted.

Future dangerousness - risk may commit offences of violence in future amplified by sexual violence inflicted on victims' daughter after murders

RHODES

(35)

[2017] NSWSC 964

Campbell J

PG

(25%)

Murder

 

Murder

 

 

Assault

 

Assault police

 

Sched:

Property damage

Resist arrest

Indicative

24y

NPP 18y

 

30y

NPP 22y 6m

 

14m

 

2y

 

Total:

40y

NPP 30y

 Violence against mother

Assault and stabbing

Intent to kill

SNPP 20 years / SNPP 25 years

Returned home after drinking and using drugs during day – ice-induced psychosis – chased mother out of house stabbing her multiple times then crushing skull with concrete statue – returned to house and stabbed young male relative in chest with knife – threw him against wall and chased him outside smashing his head with sandstone paver – sustained and persistent although spontaneous assaults – approached and threatened female stranger in her car – threatened male police officer with fibro-cement meter cover – offences conducted in presence of other young children – home of victims – abuse of trust – well above midrange offences

Aboriginal with abusive father – long history of drug addictions – suffering ADHD and dyslexia resulting in easy recourse to violence when angry – some remorse

POYNTON (No.4)

(21)

​[2018] NSWSC 1693

Schmidt J

​PG

(25%)

Murder

 

Murder

​13y 6m

NPP 10y 1m

 

 

19y 6m
NPP 14y 6m

 

Aggregate:
24y 9m
NPP 18y 6m

Yes but no details​Shot
NPP 20 years

Killed male after arguing over drugs – shot victim at close range in shoulder through car window – shot victim's girlfriend in upper body as she tried to flee – hit her to head as she defended herself then shot her in head and left her to die – first shooting in mid-range – premeditated – second shooting significantly above mid-range - horrific and painful murder – victim running for her life after witnessing boyfriend's death.

Previously found unfit to be tried due to mental illness – dysfunctional childhood -psychotic illnesses, drug addiction, and schizophrenia - using drug ice - remorse - acceptance of responsibility - not good prospects of rehabilitation

O'CONNOR

(61)

​[2018] NSWSC 1734

RA Hulme J

​VG

3 x Murder

​Life

(each)

minor – old assaults​Shooting

Intent to kill

NPP 20 years

Became enraged upon learning girlfriend had gone home with male acquaintance following argument with offender – drove out to property of male victim and shot him, girlfriend and male victim's 28y son in head and chest – set fire to caravan with body of male victim – motivated by jealousy - shot son to eliminate potential witness – "intended to blast every essence of life from each of his victims … causing the most horrific injuries imaginable" – time to consider actions – offences aggravated by being related to domestic relationship and committed in home of two victims

Prior good character

HOLDEM

(34 at offence – 44 at sentence)

​[2018] NSWSC 1677

RA Hulme J

​PG

2 x Murder

​Lifeincludes assault and child sexual assault
​Assault / Suffocation

Intent to kill

NPP 20 years / 25 years

Male travelled with 20y female and her 2y daughter from Northern Territory – took adult victim to Belangalo Forest and murdered her by stomping or leaning on chest and throat – motive for killing unclear – complete disdain for victim as human being - sexually abused victim at time or shortly after death and took photos – took victim's daughter and suffocated her en route back to Northern Territory – dumped body in suitcase by side of road – planned to sexually assault child although not clear if this occurred – prompted in part by need to cover up killing of mother - bodies remained unidentified for many years – sent phone messages to victim's mother and accessed victim's bank account for several years – level of culpability so extreme

Abusive childhood – regular drug user – actions show danger to community

Last Updated: 3.12.2018

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