This post deals with sexual assault and might be triggering for some readers.
1. Eurydice Dixon’s rapist and murderer may one day walk free from jail.
Sexual sadist Jaymes Todd, who was a teenager when he raped and murdered Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon, may one day walk free from jail.
Nanette Rogers SC told the Supreme Court of Victoria on Tuesday that the Crown didn’t want to see Todd jailed for life, even though she claimed he’d “stalked his prey” and killed her to satisfy a macabre sexual fantasy.
Todd, who enjoyed strangulation and snuff porn, murdered Ms Dixon to realise a long-held sexual fantasy of violent rape culminating in a female’s death, she argued.
In “chilling” post-murder behaviour, Todd even searched Google on his iPad for violent, strangulation pornography and “emo girls”, just hours after he’d murdered the 22-year-old.
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But Dr Rogers also argued the mildly autistic 20-year-old, who has since been diagnosed with sexual sadism disorder, shouldn’t be imprisoned for life.
“A non-parole period is appropriate due to his age, his lack of prior convictions and his willingness to plead guilty at a very early stage,” Dr Rogers told Justice Stephen Kaye on Tuesday.
“We’re not saying Your Honour cannot give him a very lengthy head sentence and non-parole period.”
Justice Kaye previously indicated he would consider imposing the maximum sentence – life without parole – if he found Todd premeditated the murder.
Todd, dressed in a grey button-up shirt and grey jeans, sat with his eyes downcast throughout Tuesday’s hearing, which was a final chance for lawyers to make submissions before he is sentenced later this year.