Newlyweds Lindita and Veton were murdered by her father in 2019. He's just been jailed for life.

Warning: This post deals with self harm and abuse, and may be triggering for some readers. 

Lindita Musai and her husband, Veton Musai, had just celebrated their first wedding anniversary when they were shot dead on the doorstep of their Melbourne home. 

After spending three nights away celebrating in the CBD, the couple took an Uber from their hotel to their home in Yarraville on the morning of 31 December 2019. 

There, Lindita's estranged father, Osman Shaptafa, had been waiting for almost two hours with a handgun.

After the Uber driver helped the newlyweds with their bags, Osman shot his daughter and her husband in the head "at close range". 

She was 25. He was 29. 

After firing the gun, 57-year-old Osman rang the doorbell and left the pair on the porch. 

He then turned the gun on himself at a nearby park and suffered injuries. He was later arrested and taken to hospital, where bullets were extracted from his head and his right eye was removed. 

Two years later, Osman, who now lives with an acquired brain injury, has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to the double-murder. 

He must serve at least 35 years behind bars before being eligible for parole. 

"What you planned was the cold-hearted, premeditated, vicious and cowardly murder of two defenceless people, one of them your own daughter," Justice Andrew Tinney said Victorian Supreme Court on Tuesday.


"You had, at the least, some hours to seriously contemplate the awful plan you had fixed upon and to come to your senses and desist (but) you chose not to do so.

"By your appalling actions, you have taken two young and promising lives and devastated two extended families. Your crimes would well and truly shock the community."

Before her death, Lindita had not spoken to her father since he physically abused her in 2011 when she was 17, the court was told.

That year, the 25-year-old took out a family violence intervention order against him, as did his ex-wife. 

Justice Tinney said Osman harboured "completely unwarranted" anger and resentment towards the pair after he wasn't invited to their wedding or asked for permission to get married. 

"They were young and still at the beginning of their lives together. They had done you no harm, and yet, you allowed your unjustified feelings of resentment and anger towards them to drive you to commit unspeakable crimes," Justice Tinney said. 

"You settled upon an evil plan which almost defies belief."

Before the double murder, the 57-year-old lived a "sad and isolated" life, Justice Tinney said, with his time spent watching TV, playing video games, sleeping and crying. 


Osman claims he has no memory of the murders and though he was in a glitch in a first-person shooter video game.

It remains unknown how he got the revolver or knew his daughter and son-in-law's whereabouts. 

Veton's brother, Drilon Musai, said his whole family died when his brother and sister-in-law were killed.  

"Our lives as well as the lives of everyone Veton and Lindita knew will never be the same," he told the court.

"I pray that nobody ever goes through what we have."

If this post brings up any issues for you, or if you just feel like you need to speak to someone, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. It doesn’t matter where you live, they will take your call and, if need be, refer you to a service closer to home. 

You can also call safe steps 24/7 Family Violence Response Line on 1800 015 188 or visit for further information.

If you think you may be experiencing depression or another mental health problem, please contact your general practitioner. If you're based in Australia, 24-hour support is available through Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 22 4636.

- With AAP. 

Feature Image: Facebook@Lindita Musai