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Australian jailed for 28 years over China student murder

Australian jailed for 28 years over China student murder

An Australian man was jailed for 28 years yesterday over a "reign of terror" against four foreign students in which a Chinese woman plunged to her death from a balcony in a desperate bid to escape.
Homeless man Brendan David Dennison, 28, forced his way into a Sydney apartment and forced the 18-year-old woman from China and her Korean boyfriend, 19, to perform degrading sex acts at knifepoint in an hour-long ordeal.
Terrified, the pair fell from their third-floor balcony as they attempted to flee, plunging 25m (85 feet). The woman died and her boyfriend suffered serious spinal injuries, requiring major surgery.
Dennison pleaded guilty to 19 charges including murder and rape over the 2008 attack, and Justice Elizabeth Fullerton sentenced him to a maximum 28 years in prison, of which he must serve at least 21 years.


Updated : 2021-02-28 14:10 GMT+08:00