Man who pushed wife's wheelchair into pond jailed for at least 25 years for 'evil and despicable' murder
Adelaide man Peter Rex Dansie is sentenced to life in prison, with a non-parole period of 25 years, for murdering his wife in Adelaide's parklands in 2017.Adelaide man Peter Rex Dansie has been sentenced to life in prison, with a non-parole period of 25 years, for murdering his wife in Adelaide's parklands in 2017. Key points: Helen Dansie drowned in a pond at Veale Gardens in 2017 Her husband was found guilty of murdering her by pushing her wheelchair into the water A sentencing judge today described Peter Dansie's actions as"chilling", and"evil and despicable" Dansie, 71, drowned his 67-year-old wife Helen Dansie by pushing her wheelchair into a pond at Veale Gardens in Adelaide. Justice David Lovell established a"dual motive" for the murder — a deterioration in Dansie's feelings for his wife and an interest in pursuing a sexual relationship with another woman. During sentencing, Justice Lovell said Mrs Dansie's murder was the"ultimate act of domestic violence" and described it as an"evil and despicable act". "This was a chilling, planned murder of a person whose only mistake was to trust you," he said. "It was a planned murder — I'm not able to say precisely when you formed the intention to murder Helen. "Clearly it was taking shape in the months leading up [to] that Easter Sunday." He said Dansie made"no attempt" to save his wife once she was face-down in the pond at Veale Gardens. Dansie — who is appealing against his murder conviction — was found guilty in December. During the trial, prosecutors alleged Dansie murdered his wife because he regarded her as a cost burden. Mrs Dansie, a former microbiologist, suffered a stroke in the 1990s that left her with long-term disabilities. She was on an indexed pension for life, a large portion of which Mr Dansie was entitled to as her full-time carer, the court previously heard. Family calls for review to protect 'the most vulnerable' Helen Dansie's friend, Eugenia Giorgio, read a statement on behalf of her son Grant Dansie, saying he hoped sentencing sends a message. Read more: ABC News
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