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Man Jailed For Deadly Melbourne Attack

A man who fatally kicked and stomped on a teenager in a Melbourne laneway stopped in court and bowed to his victim's family as he was led to jail.

Shengliang Wan, 24, pleaded guilty to manslaughter over the brutal attack on Jeremy Hu, 19, which occurred in the city's Chinatown precinct in April 2016 during an organised late-night fight over a girl.

"(It) was savage and sickening violence by you," Justice Stephen Kaye said in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Monday as he sentenced Wan to 11 years' prison with a non-parole period of seven-and-a-half years.

Wan stopped in front of Mr Hu's parents and relatives as he was led away, bowing deeply.

Mr Hu's mother, Liping Yuan, yelled at him and began to sob.

Mr Hu, a Yarra Valley Grammar student, suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain, dying in hospital after the brawl.

The fight was arranged when a friend of Wan's became jealous over a girl.

An initial altercation broke out between Mr Hu and Wan's friend before Wan began attacking the teenager, kicking his head and stomping on him.

Footage showed Wan, who had been studying commerce at RMIT, steady himself on a wall before delivering the final two blows.

"(He) was entirely defenceless, vulnerable and at your mercy," Justice Kaye said.

"Your conduct was cowardly and involved wanton and significant violence in a public place with no justification."

Wan apologised to Mr Hu after the attack and later visited the hotel room where he was staying, insisting the teenager be taken to hospital.

Ms Yuan said she existed in an "abyss of agony" since her son's death.

Mr Hu was bright and handsome and enjoyed basketball and piano, the court was told.


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