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Islamic State sympathiser who murdered his wife in front of children in Victoria jailed for life

  • An Islamic State sympathiser viciously murdered his wife in front of his children
  • He gouged out her right eye, cut off two of her fingers and wounded her genitals 
  • The man, 36, murdered his wife, 27, at Broadmeadows home, Victoria, in 2016
  • He was sentenced to life in prison in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Thursday 

An Islamic State sympathiser who viciously murdered and mutilated his wife in front of their children in Melbourne has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

The man, who cannot be named to protect his children, attacked his 27-year-old wife with a knife at their Broadmeadows home, in Victoria’s north-west, in 2016, gouging out her right eye and cutting off two of her fingers. 

The 36-year-old must spend at least three decades in prison before being eligible for parole.

An Islamic State sympathiser who viciously murdered and mutilated his wife in front of their children in Melbourne has been sentenced to life imprisonment (mural of IS flag pictured in Mosul) 

In sentencing the man on Thursday, Supreme Court of Victoria Justice Lex Lasry said the killer, who has already spent 634 days in custody, showed ‘no remorse’.

He said he could not be satisfied the man’s jihadist ideology led to the killing or that the methylamphetamine smoker was in a drug-induced psychosis at the time.

‘I would not have thought your conduct in murdering your very compliant wife could be classified as an act of Jihad,’ Justice Lasry said.

‘What I am sure of is your conduct was grotesquely violent.

‘The murder of your wife was the culmination of a long history of domestic violence.’

In sentencing the man on Thursday, Supreme Court of Victoria (pictured) Justice Lex Lasry said the killer, who has already spent 634 days in custody, showed 'no remorse'

In sentencing the man on Thursday, Supreme Court of Victoria (pictured) Justice Lex Lasry said the killer, who has already spent 634 days in custody, showed ‘no remorse’

The woman died of blood loss, with multiple wounds to her face and genitals, a gouged-out right eye, and two amputated fingers.

After the murder, the man took his children with him to dump their mother’s body, later taking them to eat pastries at a bakery.

The murder came after the woman had moved to Australia from Lebanon and was cut off from the support of her family and friends.

 

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