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One man, Shuo Dong, who never explained why he killed his housemate Qi Yu before dumping her body in the forest in North Sydney, will spend at least 13 years behind bars.
#BREAKING: Shuo Dong pleaded GUILTY of murdering his roommate Qi Yu in Campsie last year. Police found the woman’s body in a bush almost two months after she disappeared. Details @ 9NewsSyd pic.twitter.com/Dd6IdmROQS
– Hannah Sinclair (@ hansinclair9) December 4, 2019
Shuo Dong Age
Shuo Dong, 21, pleaded guilty in February to the murder of Qi Yu, 28, after she disappeared from her Campsie unit in June 2018.
Qi Yu body was found
Almost two months later, his body was found 43 kilometers away, near an emergency stop zone on a highway near Mount Kuring-gai.
Dong faced Acting Justice Peter Hidden on the Supreme Court on Friday, where he was sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison, with a period of 13 years and six months without parole.
Judge Hidden said
Judge Hidden said that although the Chinese national never explained the motive for his murder, he was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the murder was premeditated.
Dong spent the night of June 8, 2018, arguing with Ms. Yu about the money she owed for her obligations and the breach of her lease, according to documents presented at her sentencing hearing.
Ms. Yu’s parents, who were speaking to her from China via WeChat, could hear the discussion in the background when the power to the unit was cut off. Later, they contacted a neighbor to check on their daughter’s status.
The next day, a third housekeeper called emergency services with “great concern” for Ms. Yu.
Soon after, police found a 6-inch “blood-compatible” red stain on the stairs, as well as other red stains and stains on a nearby landing.
Qi Yu Family
Ms. Yu’s parents said she was a “smart, beautiful, charming, vivacious and innocent child” who came to Australia in 2009 as an international student.
Judge Hidden said there was a “degree of harshness” in which the attacker threw the exposed body of the UNSW graduate at the bottom of a ravine amid dead branches and bushes.
She accepted that Dong had schizophrenia, but said there was no evidence that the murder was the result of a psychotic episode.
Judge Hidden also agreed that Dong turned off the power on the night of the murder to lure Ms. Yu out of her room, which she normally kept locked.
“It is fair to say that there is something strange about this criminal episode, terrible as it is,” she told the court.
“(Dong) pleaded guilty… but I’m not convinced he has any remorse for his crime. Given her refusal to explain her reason, she was not responsible. ”
Judge Hidden said Dong would have been sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison without his early conviction.
He will be eligible for parole in December 2031.