15 May 2015

Appeal leads to increased jail term

The Court of Appeal has increased the sentence handed down to a woman who was found guilty of murdering her daughter-in-law.

Huajiao Zhuang was found guilty of murder following a Supreme Court trial and was initially sentenced to 18 years imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 13 years and six months.

Following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. against the sentence imposed, the Court of Appeal increased the sentence to 22 years with a non-parole period of 17 years.

Read the Court of Appeal judgment here.

For further information contact:

Lisa Walker

03 9603 7493
0400 494 962