ALEXAN­DER JOHN SE­MAAN

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CRIME

Mur­der

SEN­TENCE

22 years jail with a non­pa­role pe­riod of 18 years

AP­PEAL

28 years jail with a non­pa­role pe­riod of 24 years jail

DIF­FER­ENCE +6 YEARS

Sit­ting in his bun­ga­low at the back of his mum’s house with a gun in his lap and an ice pipe in his hand, Alexan­der Se­maan told a rel­a­tive: “I want to kill ev­ery­body. Ev­ery­body”. Soon af­ter, he shot his mate Michael Bek­hazi in the back of the head. Dur­ing his trial he ar­gued an un­known in­truder mur­dered his friend. Se­maan was on pa­role at the time of the ice-fu­elled mur­der.

COURT OF AP­PEAL

“The killing was cold­blooded. It was per­pe­trated on a man who had of­fered no provo­ca­tion, and was per­pe­trated by a man on pa­role who pos­sessed an ap­palling crim­i­nal history. The sen­tence passed on the ap­pli­cant might have been barely ad­e­quate had the ap­pli­cant pleaded guilty and shown re­morse.”

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