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.