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The Queen v Dellamarta, Bree [2021] VSC 220

CRIMINAL LAW
Supreme Court of Victoria
Division: 
Criminal Division
Judge(s): 
Taylor J
Parties: 

The Queen v Dellamarta, Bree

Judgment Date: 
4 May 2021
Catchwords: 

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.

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