Domestic violence thug's cruel act after killing his sister
A man who killed his sister in a "spontaneous burst of anger" could be free from jail in four and a half years.
Ning Wang was sentenced in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Wednesday to 10 years and three months' jail, with six years and four months non-parole, after already serving 666 days awaiting trial.
The 70-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter after beating his sister to death and putting her in the boot of his car on February 27, 2019.
He then drove the body to another sister's house and assaulted his nephew with a metal pole.
Qin Wang, who has a son, was 57 when she died after the "severe and repeated beating".
She was seated and her brother was standing when he inflicted the bashing that would take her life in the living room of his Clayton South home.
Judge Rita Incerti on Wednesday said the argument that turned fatal was about money and the care of their unwell father.
Wang was the primary carer for their father, who had serious health problems including dementia and cancer.
"You were experiencing fatigue and exhaustion; you were not coping with the demands placed upon you," Justice Incerti said.
There were "longstanding" disputes between Wang and all five of his sisters about money and who should care for their father.
Qin and Ning argued again on the morning of the killing, before he left her a lifeless body with multiple rib fractures, bruising to the scalp, jaw and cheek, two black eyes, a "blowout fracture" to one of her eyes, and blunt head trauma - with a possible cause of death being asphyxiation after she lost consciousness.
After the killing Wang wrote "bizarre" notes for police, confessing "I have killed my sister Qin at 7am" and asking them to contact a woman to look after his father - signing the notes, "Ning (justice maker)".
He the drove with the body to another sister's house.
The purpose of this was "deliberately and cruelly" demonstrating what he had done.
Wang also wrote a note months afterwards in his prison cell that included the chilling phrases: "I've killed one of bloodsuckers. Only one of many."
The retiree was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter and intentionally cause serious injury, in the Supreme Court's first judge-alone criminal trial on October 22.
Originally published as Cruel act after brother killed sister