A construction worker who stabbed a party host to death during a fight in a restaurant has been stuck for 20 years.
Milos Novakovic, 31, twice fired Deni Dimovski, 32, with a kitchen knife at Korzo Grill House restaurant in Caroline Springs, western Melbourne on September 9, 2017.
Novakovic and some friends were fighting with another group of men, including Mr Dimovski, who co-hosted a Balkan music event.
Construction worker Milos Novakovic (photo), who killed a party host during a fight in a restaurant, has been imprisoned for 20 years
Victorian Supreme Court Justice Michael Croucher on Friday described the scenario as & # 39; chaos & # 39; but said the cause was unclear.
& # 39; Things changed from stupid to nasty to violent, & # 39; he said according to ABC news.
& # 39; It seems that violence has broken out over something as trivial as a spilled drink or a glass thrown, a dose of bad manners and way too much testosterone, & # 39; he added.
People were pushed, beaten and stabbed in head locks, while furniture was toppled and chairs and bottles were thrown away before Novakovic and his friends had to leave.
On the way out, he kicked the door of the restaurant and shouted: & I'm going to kill him. & # 39;
The group then entered the restaurant through the kitchen, where Novakovic attacked Mr Dimovski until he was lying on the floor.
Novakovic took a kitchen knife from a couch and stuck it in the arm and, fatally, in the chest.
The 31-year-old murderer was arrested the following day in an attempt to leave the country.
Deni Dimovski, 32, (photo) was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife by Novakovic in the fight at Korzo Grill House restaurant in Caroline Springs, western Melbourne on September 9, 2017
On Friday, he was imprisoned for 20 years and six months with a minimum of 15 years after a jury found him guilty of murder.
& # 39; No matter how angry Novakovic was about what had happened at the restaurant and how drunk he was, there was simply no reason to express his anger at Dimovski, & # 39; said Justice Croucher.
Dimovski had been on his back and vulnerable.
The court heard that Serak-born Novakovic came to Australia as a refugee who had grown up in a war zone in Bosnia, where his father had died in the fighting.
Novakovic and his friends entered the restaurant (scene depicted) through the kitchen, where he attacked Mr. Dimovski until he was lying on the floor. He grabbed a kitchen knife from a couch and stuck it in the arm and, fatally, in the chest
After arriving in Australia, he became the man of the house and worked from the age of 13 to support his family.
Justice Croucher said Novakovic had regretted his crimes and probably would not offend again.
Outside the court, Aunt Dimovski, Aunt Mary Dimcevska said, while justice was served, nothing would bring her cousin back.
Outside the court, Aunt Dimovski and Aunt Mary Dimcevska said, while justice was served, nothing would bring her cousin back (Mr. Dimovski in the photo on the right)
& # 39; Their pain will never disappear, they will still suffer until the day they go, & # 39; she said about the victim's parents, who live in northern Macedonia.
Dimovski arrived in Australia on a working holiday visa in 2014 after spending time in a refugee camp.
He had earned a living as a plasterer, the court head, and had started his own digging business at the time of his death.
In June, Novakovic & # 39; s friends Sasa and Milan Jovic were imprisoned for 18 and 16 months respectively for their role in the fight.
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