Jackline Musa sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison for murdering friend with SUV

“His final ordeal was short but terrifying and he certainly died in tremendous pain,” the judge said.

He said the fatal act was “deeply self-centred” and an example of what used to be called a “crime of passion”, but added “modern Australia considers that terminology completely outdated”.

“I think modern Australia expects a person who is frustrated and upset by romantic affairs to handle those emotions maturely and confidently without harming others,” Button said.

“Australian society and the Australian criminal courts firmly condemn domestic violence of any kind, let alone fatal domestic violence, committed by any person of any gender.”

Describing the murder as “spontaneous and not premeditated,” he noted that Musa within seconds articulated an intent to cause serious harm to Thagipur, rather than an intent to kill.

The judge said the victim suffered “regrettable violence” and Musa showed no remorse.

The court heard Musa “never found happiness in love”, which Button saw as an explanation for the murder but “not the slightest excuse”.

“A life was taken because a fellow human being exercised autonomy in romantic matters, which he was absolutely entitled to,” Button said.

The judge said Musa had an early life of “great deprivation” growing up in Sudan, causing psychological problems that “played their part in this deadly explosion of emotions”.

Musa has been in custody since the murder and is eligible for parole in June 2034.

Support is available from the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counseling Service at 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

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