Aiia Maasarwe & # 39; s father Saeed wept at the thought that the psychotic killer of his daughter could run free in just 30 years
The father of the murdered Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe broke out of court after the murderer of his daughter was imprisoned for 36 years.
Mrs. Maasarwe, 21, was brutally raped and murdered by Codey Herrmann while walking home from the tram in Bundoora, Melbourne on January 16.
Herrmann was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 36 years behind bars with a 30-year non-conditional release in the Victorian Supreme Court.
But out of court, Mrs. Saar, Mrs. Saeed's father – who came in from Israel for the conviction – cried at the thought that his daughter's psychotic killer could run free within 30 years.
& # 39; I don't know, after (30 years) … he can just continue his life. How can he do that? & # 39; he asked.
Maasarwe called on the government to tackle violence with more severe penalties for perpetrators.
& # 39; Security is very simple. I want to send a message: don't make people think that they can do that, that they can take someone else's life. & # 39;
Maasarwe remembered his daughter as a happy, caring soul.
Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was beaten with a metal pole, raped, killed and set on fire with a barbecue lighter and WD-40 in January of this year
Mrs. Maasarwe & # 39; s father Saeed called on the government to tackle violence with more severe penalties for perpetrators. (photo: Mr Maasarwe arrives on Tuesday at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne)
& # 39; She looked at the people, no matter what village, what nation, what color, what your mind is … with the same eyes. This was Aiia. She loved all people, all people, no matter where and when. This is how I want to remember her. & # 39;
Herrmann pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of Mrs. Maasarwe earlier this year.
Mrs. Maasarwe had just left the tram when she called her sister Ruba Maasarwe.
Ruba had only just picked up the phone when she heard a blood-curdling scream and her sister in Arabic & # 39; You piece s *** & # 39; shouted.
Then the telephone went silent while Herrmann carried out his pathogenic attack.
The drug user hit Mrs. Maasarwe over the head with a metal pole before dragging her into bushes where he raped her.
Codey Herrmann, 21, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 36 years behind bars with a 30-year non-conditional release in the Victorian Supreme Court
Mrs. Maasarwe had just left the tram when she called her sister Ruba Maasarwe (photo), who answered the phone and heard a blood-curdling scream and her sister in Arabic & # 39; You piece of s *** & # 39; shouted.
The attack was so fierce that she was left with terrible injuries, including a broken bone in her neck, from where he smothered her.
When Herrmann was finished, he again hit the post with the pole. He later threw her body into WD-40 and set her on fire with a barbecue lighter in an awkward attempt to destroy his DNA.
Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth said that Herrmann's treatment of the victim's body showed complete disdain for her dignity.
& # 39; Women should be free to walk the streets alone without fear of being violently attacked by a stranger & # 39 ;, said Hollingworth Justice during convictions.
& # 39; You have not only taken away her life, you have also taken away a valuable daughter and sister from a family. & # 39;
Herrmann was unable to explain why he killed Mrs. Maasarwe and an apologetic letter to her parents did not answer.
& # 39; I'm sorry, your daughter didn't deserve anything so terrible and tragic with her, & # 39; read the murderer's handwritten letter.
& # 39; I did not expect forgiveness because I will never be able to forgive yourself and I will try to make up for the rest of my life.
Herrmann's lawyer previously told the court that the young man deserved some leniency because he had a personality disorder that resulted from a serious traumatic childhood and this had distorted his view of the world.
During the conviction, Justice Hollingworth said that & # 39; any expression of regret (from Herrmann) is limited and recent & # 39 ;.
She also compared Herrmann's insult to the brutal rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon, who was attacked by stranger Jaymes Todd while walking home in June 2018.
A photo shows various items at the crime scene
A picture of a metal pole found at the crime scene of the murder of Mrs. Maasarwe was presented to the court on October 1
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