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Taylor Lewis Schmidt gets 20 years for the Northbourne murder

By johnboy 9 December 2013 26

The ABC brings word that Taylor Schmidt, 22, will not be eligible for parole for the next 12 years for his role in the murder on Northbourne Avenue of Liang Zhao.

The 27-year-old victim was beaten to death with a baseball bat and a machete, and robbed of his mobile phone and $21.

Mr Zhao had decided to walk home from the Jolimont Centre in Civic after arriving on a bus from Melbourne at 4:00am. A passerby found his body at day break.

The attack was so brutal the victim’s skull was broken and crushed, and the brain exposed. He also had multiple wounds to his head and arms.

Justice Richard Refshauge described it in the ACT Supreme Court as a brutal, vicious and senseless attack.

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Tooks 3:38 pm 14 Dec 13

Darkfalz said :

Bashed a promising young man to death for fun, took away a husband and a son, and out before his 35th birthday. Absolutely disgusting. I find some of the USA’s laws ridiculous at a times but there’s no question this murder was racially motivated, even a hate crime. 12 years? The magistrate should be disbarred.

What magistrate?

IrishPete 1:02 pm 14 Dec 13

CraigT said :

johnboy said :

It costs us a lot of money to keep him locked up.

12 years is a conscious lifetime to a 22 year old.

It’s a great deal of punishment but still leaves the real chance he can make something of his life for all our benefits.

He should be put down.

All costs to be borne by the worthless lowlife scum that bred him in an environment where vicious and nasty racist attitudes towards asians were the norm.

I’m not clear what environment you are referring to – do you mean Australia which also bred people like Pauline Hanson?

Might be worth waiting for the sentencing transcript to be released before jumping to too many conclusions.

IP

CraigT 8:19 am 14 Dec 13

johnboy said :

It costs us a lot of money to keep him locked up.

12 years is a conscious lifetime to a 22 year old.

It’s a great deal of punishment but still leaves the real chance he can make something of his life for all our benefits.

He should be put down.

All costs to be borne by the worthless lowlife scum that bred him in an environment where vicious and nasty racist attitudes towards asians were the norm.

Spiral 6:55 am 14 Dec 13

johnboy said :

It costs us a lot of money to keep him locked up.

12 years is a conscious lifetime to a 22 year old.

It’s a great deal of punishment but still leaves the real chance he can make something of his life for all our benefits.

Indeed.

If we are lucky next time he will kill someone like a drug dealer, repeat drink driver or a magistrate.

BimboGeek 6:47 am 14 Dec 13

Sounds like he’ll be out a little before Kaon Bell. So start planning to leave town around 2020.

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