A Gold Coast sex worker has been sentenced to seven years’ jail over the brutal bashing death of a man she met online.
Peta Lorang-Goubran, 35, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mark Emmanuel Spencer, whose body was found with significant injuries on the back patio of his Coomera home on October 1.
A vintage tennis racquet was found nearby.
The Supreme Court in Brisbane heard Lorang-Goubran met Mr Spencer through an online sex ad posted to website Craigslist and planned to rob him of drugs with a male accomplice.
The two men then allegedly became involved in a fight with the victim suffering severe blows to the head.
Justice David Boddice told the court he accepted Lorang-Goubran did not intend for the victim to die but was clearly a participant.
He took into account her co-operation with authorities and her plea of guilt today.
Lorang-Goubran, who wept in court, was sentenced to seven years’ jail for manslaughter and two years for an earlier attempted armed robbery – with the sentences to be served concurrently.
She has already served 622 days in jail and could be eligible for parole in June 2017.