Killer sen­tence now 18 years

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

A MAN who bru­tally killed an el­derly woman in her bed then raped her body has had his sen­tence in­creased by five years. Mau­r­izio Perini, 38, is now due to serve 18 years be­hind bars for the hor­rific at­tack on Carmel Wuth at her South­port unit in early 2008. He was sen­tenced to 13 years in Au­gust last year. Jus­tice Mar­garet White said the ‘‘ cru­elty and fe­roc­ity of of the at­tack’’ on Ms Wuth could have called for a life sen­tence, even though Perini was suf­fer­ing di­min­ished re­spon­si­bil­ity due to an ab­nor­mal­ity of mind.

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