1. Charles Mihayo gets life in prison
Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse.
A Melbourne man who murdered his two young daughters by smothering them with a pillow has been sentenced to life in jail.
Charles Mihayo, 36, smothered his daughters Savannah, 4, and Indianna, 3, at his unit at Watsonia in April.
He pleaded guilty to the killings in August and was today sentenced in the Supreme Court to a minimum of 31 years in jail.
Prosecutors said Mihayo was locked in a bitter custodial dispute with the girls’ mother, his former wife, at the time and had acted out of revenge.