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Australia Codey Herrmann jailed for 36 years for rape and murder of Aiia Maasarwe

08:41  29 october  2019
08:41  29 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Woman sexually assaulted in Melbourne park

  Woman sexually assaulted in Melbourne park A woman has been sexually assaulted late at night in a Melbourne park, the latest in a string of attacks on women in public places across the city. Courtney Herron, 25, was bashed and killed at Parkville's Royal Park in May. Henry Hammond is charged with her murder.In January, 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe was raped, murdered and set on fire near a Bundoora tram stop. Her attacker, 21-year-old Codey Herrmann, is awaiting sentence.Budding comedian Eurydice Dixon, 22, was raped and murdered while walking home through Princes Park at Carlton North in June last year.Jaymes Todd is appealing his life sentence over the attack.

Student Aiia Maasarwe was killed. Codey Herrmann faces court charged with rape and murder of Aiia Maasarwe . Skip to sections navigation © Paul Jeffers Codey Herrmann arrives at Melbourne Magistrates Court in January after being charged with the rape and murder of Aiia Maasarwe .

Codey Herrmann arrives at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday after being charged with the rape and murder of Aiia Maasarwe . The man accused of killing 21- year -old international student Aiia Maasarwe in Australia has fronted court charged with her murder .

Aiia Maasarwe was on a year-long exchange program in Melbourne when she was killed.© ABC News Aiia Maasarwe was on a year-long exchange program in Melbourne when she was killed.

Codey Herrmann has been sentenced to 36 years in jail for the rape and murder of international student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne's north earlier this year.

Victorian Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth set a non-parole period of 30 years for what she described as an "unsophisticated and opportunistic attack".

Herrmann, now 21, attacked Ms Maasarwe as she was walking home from a tram in Bundoora just after midnight on January 16.

The 21-year-old Arab-Israeli student, who was on a year-long exchange from her university in Shanghai, was on her way back from a social night out with friends in the CBD.

Man accused of raping Melbourne woman in park appears in court

  Man accused of raping Melbourne woman in park appears in court Forensic DNA evidence and CCTV footage will be key in the case against a homeless Melbourne man accused of raping a woman walking a dog in a park. Tyler Skerry, 21, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court today accused of rape, false imprisonment and theft after turning himself in to police yesterday.Skerry was dressed in a grey jumper, fidgeted with his hands and looked around the court room during the brief appearance.© 9News Detectives at the crime scene in Thornbury. He will next appear in court via video link in December.

On 18 January, 20- year -old vagrant Codey Herrmann was arrested in Pioneer Reserve, a park in the nearby suburb of Greensborough.[13] The " Codey Herrmann faces court charged with rape and murder of Aiia Maasarwe ". "Politicians condemn 'tragic, despicable' killing of Aiia Maasarwe ".

Aiia Maasarwe was killed after getting off a tram on her way home from a gig in Melbourne on Tuesday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed that she had been raped . He told reporters: "I just want to begin by saying how devastated I am by the despicable, tragic and violent killing and rape of Aiia

Justice Hollingworth described her as a "friendly, optimistic and kind young woman who had her whole life in front of her".

Herrmann beat her with a pipe, dragged her behind some bushes, raped her and set fire to parts of her body.

Earlier this month, Herrmann's lawyers told the court he had no explanation for the crime and could not remember the hours before the attack.

Ms Maasarwe's death prompted an outpouring of grief and outrage in Melbourne, where vigils were held in her honour and flowers were laid inside a Route 86 tram as it travelled through the city.

"Women should be free to walk the streets alone without fear of being attacked by strangers," Justice Hollingworth told the court.

More to come.


NSW driver jailed for running down friend .
A Sydney woman who used her car as a weapon to run down her friend has been jailed for at least two years and five months. Debra Anne Holland pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Lisa Coleman with intent in December 2017 at Waterloo.After the women - who had recently reconnected as friends - drunkenly argued, the then-50-year-old Holland deliberately drove at Ms Coleman twice, striking her once and causing serious injuries.In the NSW District Court on Friday, Judge John Pickering jailed Holland for four years and nine months, with a non-parole period of two years and five months.

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