CONNECT WITH US

SITE SEARCH

  • 'Evil' Bayley Begins Life Prison Term

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Photo: File photo of Adrian Ernest Bayley being led into a prison van (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

Adrian Ernest Bayley has spent the first night of his life sentence in jail for the rape and murder of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher.

Bayley was jailed for life with a non-parole period of 35 years on Wednesday for what a judge described as one of the worst conceivable murders.

Ms Meagher was only 500 metres from home when Bayley raped then strangled her in a Brunswick laneway on September 22 last year.

Victorian Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Nettle said the combination of rape and murder was particularly heinous and made even worse by Bayley's attempt to conceal the body and the fact he was on parole and bail at the time.

"You dragged her off the street late at night while she was going peaceably about her own business within a stone's throw of her home," Justice Nettle told Bayley.

"The rape was savage and degrading.

"In terms of moral culpability your killing of the deceased ranks among the worst kinds conceivable."

Bayley, 41, will need to be isolated from other prisoners throughout his prison term for his own protection.

He will be aged around 76 when his first opportunity for parole arises.

Ms Meagher's husband Tom told ABC TV Bayley was unrepentant and evil.

He said Victoria's parole board had failed him and Jill's family by letting Bayley back out on the streets before he had served his maximum time for previous violent offences.

"The number one priority of the parole board should be to protect the innocent and that's what they didn't do in this case and that's why Jill isn't here," Mr Meagher said.

"It makes my blood boil and sends a disturbing message. This man is unrepentantly evil."

AAP



Advertisement

Latest from GOLD104.3

  • Latest Traffic

What's Hot

The Block Faked It; Stirs Controversy

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Block has caused a stir, after it was revealed the "environmental officer" that came for a soil contamination check was actually a fake.

More

AC/DC Fuel Phil Rudd Rumours With Line-Up Photo

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rockers AC/DC have fuelled rumours about the absence of Phil Rudd by sharing a promotional picture of their new line-up without the drummer.

More

They Want To Get Married?

Monday, October 20, 2014

The plot continues to thicken... NOW a five page love letter from Bachie to Second Runner Up Louise just days after his split with Sam reveals he wants to marry Louise... Head exploding.

More

Celebrity Family Lookalikes

Friday, October 17, 2014

Genetics are a powerful thing. We look at the resemblance between current day celebrities and their famous parents - and some are inching on doppelgangers...

More

The Linebacker Brought To Tears By A Surprise From The Opposition

Monday, October 20, 2014

This NRL Linebacker was brought to tears during a game by an emotional surprise from the opposing team. What did they do?

More

OMG Cat takes over

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Meet Banye, the new cat taking over the internet with his cute looks.

More

Latest from GOLD104.3

  • Latest Traffic
Advertisement