School teacher Stephanie Scott spent her 2015 Easter Sunday at work.
The bride-to-be was just days away from walking down the aisle, and was busy preparing lessons in the Leeton high school staff room for her replacement who would need some direction while she was on her honeymoon.
As she left, she ran into a cleaner in the corridor.
“I’m going home now, have a happy Easter,” she told him as she made her way towards the school gate.
But as she tried to open the metal clasp that led to the street she was grabbed around the waist.
Relief cleaner Vincent Stanford covered her screams with his hand and dragged her back into the building.
The then 25-year-old pulled her into a storeroom that was once used as a photography dark room where he raped her, punched her unconscious and stabbed her in the neck with a knife.
He later told police the stabbing was to "make sure she was dead."
Here is some of the news coverage at the time. Post continues after video.