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Thai nationals jailed over Luke Mitchell murder, decision in brutal garden shear case


It’s been a busy morning in court, with several high-profile cases coming to a close.

Prison for good Samaritan killers

TWO Thai nationals have been sentenced to 24 years jail, with an 18-year minimum, for the stabbing murder of ‘good Samaritan’ Luke Mitchell.

Thatiya Terdputham and Sarud Seehaverachart were extradited from Thailand after attacking Mr Mitchell when he intervened in a fight in Brunswick in 2009.

Shane Mitchell, Luke’s brother, said the length of the sentences hadn’t come as a shock, but weren’t quite what the family was hoping for.

‘From our family’s point of view, it’s a little bit underwhelming,’ he told 3AW Drive.

Click PLAY below to hear Shane Mitchell on 3AW Drive.

Garden shears killer behind bars

CAI Xia Liao has been jailed for life with a 32-year minimum for murdering her ex-lover’s wife and four-year-old grandson with garden shears.

Liao brutally killed Mai Mach and Alistair Kwong at an Albanvale home in March.

Jilted lover jailed

A BRUNSWICK West man who stabbed his wife to death in a jealous rage has been jailed for 22 years with a 17-year minimum. 

Parminder Singh, 30, savagely murdered his wife with a meat cleaver before calmly calling emergency services asking them to come and collect her body. 

The court has been told Singh found messages from another man on his wife’s phone and felt betrayed.