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A man Shuo Dong who never explained why he killed his housemate Qi Yu before throwing her body into the bush in northern Sydney will spend at least 13 years behind bars.
#BREAKING: Shuo Dong has pleaded GUILTY to murdering his flatmate Qi Yu in Campsie last year. Police found the woman’s body in bushland nearly 2 months after she went missing. 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 he disappeared from his Campsie unit in June 2018.
Qi Yu body was found
Almost two months later, her body was found 43 kilometers away, near an emergency stop area on a highway near Mount Kuring-gai.
Dong faced interim judge Peter Hidden at the Supreme Court on Friday, where he was sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison, with a 13-year and six-month period without parole.
Judge Hidden said
Judge Hidden said that although the Chinese citizen never explained the reason for his murder, he was convinced, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the murder was premeditated.
Dong spent the night of June 8, 2018, discussing with Ms. Yu about the money he owed her obligations and the breach of her lease, according to documents filed 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 unit’s power was cut off. Later, they contacted a neighbor to check on their daughter’s condition.
The next day, a third housekeeper called emergency services with “great concern” for Ms. Yu.
Shortly thereafter, the police found a 15 cm “blood-compatible” red spot on the stairs, as well as other red spots and stains on a nearby landing.
Ms. Yu’s car was later found a few miles away in Burwood, with more blood stains on the driver’s rear side.
Two days before the murder, Dong searched the internet for “how the murder would be convicted in Australia” and visited related pages, including “criminal sanction between China and Australia”.
Qi Yu Family
Ms. Yu’s parents said she was an “intelligent, beautiful, charming, lively and innocent girl” who came to Australia in 2009 as an international student.
Judge Hidden said there was a “degree of harshness” in the attacker throwing the exposed body of the UNSW graduate into the bottom of a ravine between dead branches and shrubs.
He accepted that Dong had schizophrenia, but said there was no evidence that the murder was the product 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 up.
“It is fair to say that there is something bizarre about this criminal episode, however terrible,” he told the court.
“(Dong) pleaded guilty … but I am not convinced that he has any remorse for his crime. Given his refusal to explain his reason, he was not responsible. ”
Judge Hidden said Dong would have been sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison without his early plea of guilt.
He will be eligible for parole in December 2031.