Enraged sister of a woman murdered behind massive pressure to keep rapists in prison for life

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Enraged sister of a woman, 20, who was sexually assaulted and then murdered by an evil monster who broke into her apartment while she was asleep, calls for rapists to jail for LIFE without parole

  • Anne-Maree Culleton when she was murdered in a Darwin flat in 1988
  • JonAthan Bakewell, then 26, was sentenced to life imprisonment and was only released
  • He was subsequently released in 2016 after winning an appeal in the High Court of Australia
  • Anne-Maree’s sister Eileen Culleton wants life to ‘mean life’ for rapists and murderers

The enraged sister of a woman who was raped and then murdered calls for the jail term of serious convicted perpetrators until the day they die in prison.

Anne-Marie Culleton was only 20 when Jonathan Bakewell, then 26 years old, strangled her in her bed in a Darwin flat in 1988.

He broke into her apartment where she slept before violently raping and assaulting her.

Bakewell then harshly stuffed Anne-Maree’s body face down in the shower while the water was scalding hot in an attempt to remove any evidence.

Eileen Culleton (pictured) wants serious convicts to be jailed until the day they die in prison

In 1988 Eileen’s sister Anne-Maree Culleton (pictured) was murdered in her own apartment by Jonathan Bakewell.

He was originally sentenced to life behind bars without the possibility of parole, but he successfully appealed and was released in 2016.

The lack of justice angered Anne-Maree’s sister, Eileen Culleton, who is now determined to never see murderers and rapists like Bakewell in society again.

“Rapists laugh at the victims,” ​​she said.

‘It is a shame. The only way to ensure community safety is to keep rapist-killers locked up for life. ‘

Eileen’s quest for justice began on November 25 last year, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

A petition addressed to every attorney general as well as the federal attorney general yielded more than 5,000 signatures.

Her timing couldn’t be better as NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman would soon be making a ruling based on a filed report regarding murder and manslaughter convictions.

“ I have received the Sentencing Council report on the murder conviction and am studying this carefully, ” he said. 7NEWS.com.au.

“There is no more heinous crime than murder. Not only does it cost the lives of its victims, it forever changes those of loved ones and affects the entire community. ‘

After his release in 2016, Jonathan Bakewell (pictured right after his arrest in 1988) has violated parole four times and has previously boasted about his ability to fool drug tests.

After his release in 2016, Jonathan Bakewell (pictured right after his arrest in 1988) has violated parole four times and has previously boasted about his ability to fool drug tests.

Jonathan Bakewell strangled Anne-Marie (pictured) to death in her bed before stuffing her body face down in the shower and turning the temperature to scalding hot in an attempt to remove evidence

Jonathan Bakewell strangled Anne-Marie (pictured) to death in her bed before stuffing her body face down in the shower and turning the temperature to scalding hot in an attempt to remove evidence

Bakewell, now 59, was released on September 8, 2016 after winning an appeal in the High Court of Australia.

He has since violated parole four times and was convicted again on March 30 this year after cannabis was detected in his bloodstream.

A remorseful Bakewell has previously boasted of his ability to “ fool drug tests. ”

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