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Benjamin Joshua George who twice stabbed a fellow driver in a drug-addicted anger murder has been imprisoned for at least 20 years

Ice addict, 27, who killed a driver, 34, in a drug-driven murder rage on the street is imprisoned for 20 years

  • Benjamin Joshua George, 27, killed Troy McLean after a minor collision
  • Ice addict was on his way to a methadone clinic when Mr. McLean bumped into him
  • George pierced him before he drove away and let him die
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Benjamin Joshua George who twice stabbed a fellow driver in a drug-addicted anger murder has been imprisoned for at least 20 years

Benjamin Joshua George who twice stabbed a fellow driver in a drug-addicted anger murder has been imprisoned for at least 20 years

A Adelaide man who twice stabbed a fellow driver in a drug-addicted rage has been imprisoned for at least 20 years.

Benjamin Joshua George was on his way to a methadone clinic in November 2017 when 34-year-old Troy McLean's car hit the back of his car in Salisbury, in the north of the city.

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Justice sentenced George in the Supreme Court on Friday and said the 27-year-old was furious about the & # 39; light bump & # 39; and got out of his car with a knife.

& # 39; You were carrying a knife in your car and you were clearly willing to use it, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; Without warning (you), Mr. McLean maliciously stabbed the upper abdomen and pierced his heart. & # 39;

George then chased McLean around his car and stabbed him in the back, in an attack that lasts between 30 and 35 seconds, before he admitted.

& # 39; You got into your car and left, you didn't care that you stabbed it, & # 39; Justice Lovell said to George.

Mr. McLean got back in his car and tried to drive himself to the hospital, but collapsed along the way and died three days later, while George was arrested that night.

Around the time of the murder, he used methamphetamine, cannabis, heroin, OxyContin, morphine and methadone in addition to prescribed medication.

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He had been on an ice shower and had not slept for several days when, on the morning of the attack, he took heroin and cough syrup and ran into Mr. McLean on his way to the clinic.

George was on his way to a methadone clinic when the 34-year-old Troy McLean car (pictured) pushed the rear of his car in Salisbury, in the north of the city, in November 2017.

George was on his way to a methadone clinic when the 34-year-old Troy McLean car (pictured) pushed the rear of his car in Salisbury, in the north of the city, in November 2017.

George was on his way to a methadone clinic when the 34-year-old Troy McLean car (pictured) pushed the rear of his car in Salisbury, in the north of the city, in November 2017.

The bloody knife that George used to kill McLean was used as evidence

The bloody knife that George used to kill McLean was used as evidence

The bloody knife that George used to kill McLean was used as evidence

The damaged car of Troy James McLean (photo) after he tried to drive himself to the hospital after his attack by Benjamin Joshua George
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The damaged car of Troy James McLean (photo) after he tried to drive himself to the hospital after his attack by Benjamin Joshua George

The damaged car of Troy James McLean (photo) after he tried to drive himself to the hospital after his attack by Benjamin Joshua George

Justice Lovell said that a traumatic childhood, feelings of anxiety and emotional disruption have contributed to George's tendency to use drugs, leading to more serious psychological problems.

Now clean and in jail, he said that George was repentant and had shown that he had good prospects for rehabilitation.

& # 39; You are clearly a different person … I accept that this insult is outside of your character if you have no drugs, & # 39; said Justice Lovell.

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But he acknowledged the & # 39; lifetime & # 39; pain from Mr. McLean's family, including his young son, who told the court last month that George & # 39; took someone very special & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I don't understand why you did what you did and I hate you, & # 39; said the boy in a statement.

George showed no emotion when Justice Lovell sentenced him to life behind bars with a non-conditional release of 20 years.

He will be eligible for conditional release in 2037.

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