WA man jailed for 23 years for 'brutal, prolonged' revenge killing

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Justice Jenkins said the father-of-two intended to kill Mr Tran because he believed he 'deserved' it. 9News

After the killing, Calabro contacted police, telling them there was a body at his house and arranged to meet them at a fast food outlet."It was either going to be him or me.Andrew Minh Tran, 29, was brutally murdered by Dominic Calabro after invading his Perth home in July 2018.

At Calabro's sentencing on Friday, defence counsel Simon Freitag accepted the murder, which involved about five implements including a tow hook, was brutal and prolonged, and left behind a "horrific" crime scene. Justice Lindy Jenkins rejected Calabro's claims he acted in self-defence, saying the degrading and vicious killing was revenge for violence Mr Tran had inflicted "and the fact he had disrespected you".

Justice Jenkins said the father-of-two intended to kill Mr Tran because he believed he "deserved" it, forming a "toxic and malicious plan" fuelled by meth use and paranoid thoughts about the victim's plans and connections."You seemed to consider it your right to take action against Mr Tran."At one point, Calabro gave Mr Tran ice to soothe his injuries "to give him a chance to beg for his life", Justice Jenkins said.

She accepted Mr Tran had been aggressive, erratic and difficult to control but Calabro could have got away from him in the days prior to the killing, when the father-of-one stayed at his house.Calabro also had a choice to seek treatment for his depression, but instead selfishly took meth, which brought the risk of extreme violence.Outside court, the victim's mother Debbie Tran said she was satisfied with the sentence."We'll never get over it.

 

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