Harriet Wran, the daughter of former NSW premier Neville Wran, has been sentenced to a minimum of two years in prison over her involvement in the death of Sydney drug dealer Daniel McNulty.
With time already served, she will be eligible for parole in August.
Wran was present when her boyfriend and an acquaintance stabbed the 48-year-old to death in his own home in the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern on July 10, 2014.
The 28-year-old had pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder and robbery in company, after the crown dropped a murder charge against her earlier this month.
Wran wiped away tears as Justice Ian Harrison said he accepted that she had “good character” and was genuinely sorry for what had happened that night.
“I accept that Ms Wran has demonstrated genuine remorse,” he said.
“I have no concern that Ms Wran will reoffend.”
Facing a sentencing hearing in the NSW Supreme Court on July 14, the 28-year-old said she will forever regret her involvement in McNulty’s death.
“I feel terrible,” she told the court, according to The Daily Telegraph.
“I am ashamed to have been involved in anything like that. I can’t believe someone died. I can’t believe someone was so badly hurt. No one should lose their life in those circumstances. But it happened and I have to come to terms with that it did.
“I regret every step I took that night.”
It was just four months after the death of her politician father, when Wran, already high on ice, knocked on the door of that housing commission flat in Redfern with one thing on her mind: getting her next hit.
McNulty, peering at her through the window, encouraged his flatmate Brett Fitzgerald to let her in. The door swung open and Wran’s boyfriend, Michael Lee, and his acquaintance, Lloyd Haines, burst past her into the living room.
With only $70 to spend, their plan had been to intimidate McNulty into giving them more drugs. But things quickly turned deadly.