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Supreme Court of Victoria
The Queen v Dellamarta, Bree
4 May 2021
CRIMINAL LAW - Sentence - Manslaughter - Accused stabbed partner once to the chest - Accused has lifelong intellectual disability and persistent depressive disorder - Whether Verdins principles applicable - No causal connection between disability and disorder and offending - Disability otherwise relevant - Resulting moderation of general and specific deterrence - Disability relevant to burden of imprisonment - Sentence of seven years and six months imprisonment with non-parole period of five years.