Alcoholic, 27 years old, who was estranged girlfriend, 34, choked and stabbed and then stayed with her & # 39; until they got a cold & # 39; has been imprisoned for 19 years
- The man who choked and then executed his death from the other friend stabbed to death, for 19 years
- Russel Brian Wood pleaded guilty to killing Sarah Brown in her house
- There was an AVO that had been placed against Wood at the time of killing
Australian Associated Press
An alcoholic who stifled and stabbed his estranged girlfriend in Sydney, then stayed with her & # 39; until she got a cold & # 39 ;, will spend at least 19 years in prison.
Russell Brian Wood, 27, pleaded guilty in October of killing 34-year-old Sarah Brown, whom he attacked in September 2017 with a kitchen knife in her Whalan house.
At that time there was a ceasefire order in place that forbade him to approach Brown or contact him.
& # 39; No AVO would ever keep me away from her, & # 39; said Wood to the police after the murder.
Russell Brian Wood (photo) who choked and stabbed his estranged girlfriend in Sydney, then stayed with her & # 39; until she got a cold & # 39 ;, will spend at least 19 years in prison
He said that Wood has a "blatant disdain" & # 39; had had before the orders to protect Brown and even told the police after killing that & # 39; no AVO would ever keep me away from her & # 39;
He said he could not remember what they had been arguing about, but she had told him to leave the house.
I grabbed her, turned her around, grabbed her by the neck, dropped her on the floor, put my legs around her legs and stretched her out, & # 39; Wood, who had a Brazilian jiu-jitsu training, said.
The police were called after hours to the building where they found Wood, rolled up beside Mrs. Brown, shouting and saying, "Please do not die, darling, you can not be dead," among other things.
In the Supreme Court of the NSW on Friday, Justice Geoffrey Bellew imprisoned him for 25 and a half years with a non-parole period of 19 years and a month.
He said that Wood has a "blatant disdain" & # 39; had for the orders that were made to protect Mrs. Brown.
& # 39; The deceased was murdered in an atmosphere of serious domestic violence, "the judge said.
In the Supreme Court of the NSW on Friday, Justice Geoffrey Bellew imprisoned him for 25 years with a non-parole period of 19 years and a month
He concluded that the murder was further aggravated by the intoxication of Wood.
It's on-again, off-again & # 39; The couple had drunk together in a tavern in Mount Druitt earlier that night, but Woods left for Mrs. Brown and waited at her home until she arrived after midnight.
Their relationship ended a week before the murder, according to the agreed facts.
It was & # 39; unthinkable & # 39; – based on his report of domestic violence – that the self-proclaimed alcoholic "did not realize that his intake of excessive alcohol would make him violent," Judge Bellew said.
Wood's verdict was out of date, meaning he qualifies for parole from October 2036 when he is 45 years old.
The police were called after hours to the house where they found Wood, rolled up next to Mrs. Brown (pictured), crying and saying: "Please do not die, darling, you can not be dead" among other things