A woman who crushed and killed her cheating boyfriend with her car in what has been described as an “explosion of emotions” will spend the next 14 years behind bars.
Jackline Sabana Bona Musa was sentenced in the New South Wales Supreme Court on Friday for killing her boyfriend on the night of June 27, 2020.
An emotional Musa entered the dock just before 2:30 p.m. wearing a black blazer and pants, as seven supporters sat in the public gallery.
She was found guilty of crashing her black Toyota Kluger into Payman ‘Paul’ Thagipur, 31, in the car park of her apartment building in Wentworth Point, western Sydney, at around 8:30 p.m. He died on the spot. .
The couple met online in late 2019, and by June of the following year, Musa was under the impression that Thagipur was her boyfriend, the court was told.
Jackline Sabana Bona Musa (pictured) will spend the next 14 years behind bars
The couple last saw each other on June 21, after which Musa sent Mr. Thagipur text messages that went unanswered.
On the afternoon of June 27, she sent him another text message that he did not reply to.
The 47-year-old man decided to visit Mr Thagipur at his apartment, stopping on the way at a shisha bar he frequented.
He attempted to enter the apartment building’s car park without alerting Mr Thagipur before following another car into the building and hitting the roll-up door, causing it to break.
Another resident let Musa through the security gate and knocked on Mr. Thagipur’s door to find him alone in his underwear and another woman in the apartment.
He asked the woman ‘is it your turn today?’ and he spat in Mr Thagipur’s face as he was leaving the apartment, jury were told during the trial.
Minutes later, Thagipur entered the parking lot wearing a T-shirt and pants and started walking in the direction of his car.
Payman ‘Paul’ Thagipur, 31, was killed by his girlfriend in an ‘explosion of emotions’
When he saw it, the court was told that Musa deliberately drove straight towards his ex-lover and pushed him against a nearby wall, crushing him to death.
The court was told that she got out of her car, walked over to her boyfriend’s prostrate body “gasping for air” and looked at it for a minute before calling triple-0.
Musa pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter before a jury found her guilty in December last year.
Summarizing the facts, Judge Richard Button said the offense was ‘spontaneous and not premeditated’, intending to inflict serious damage for ‘just a matter of seconds’.
“A human being’s life was violently snuffed out in a place where he had a right to feel safe,” Judge Button said.
“His final test was brief but terrifying and he surely died in enormous pain.”
Musa was found guilty of crashing her black Toyota Kluger into her boyfriend in the car park of their Wentworth Point apartment building in western Sydney in June 2020.
Judge Button said that what occurred was a “deeply self-centered infliction of violence” and a clear example of what used to be called a crime of passion.
He said modern Australians expected a person “disappointed and upset” by romantic matters to deal with emotions maturely and without harming others.
“I regard this as a serious example of an extremely serious crime,” the judge said.
Musa was described as a good-natured person who made a living in Australia when she moved here in 2004.
Judge Button said the murder was “totally out of character” for the “middle-aged woman”.
“In short, a life was taken simply because a human being was exercising autonomy in romantic matters, as he had every right to do,” he said.
“After an early life of great deprivation and disruption, the offender made a successful new start in this country, something especially to her credit in light of the psychological issues.
‘They played their part in this fatal explosion of emotion.’
Musa was sentenced to 20 years with a non-parole period of 14 years.
Payman Thagipur, 31, (pictured) died in enormous pain, the judge said at his sentencing.