December 03, 2018 13:52:23

A person who stabbed his associate to demise in her Ipswich residence after she refused to kiss him goodbye as he left for work, has been sentenced to life in jail.

Key factors

  • Wayne O’Sullivan stabbed Michelle Reynolds with a knife from his deal with field
  • The courtroom heard they’d been combating over cash
  • Ms Reynold’s son described the demise as a “merciless act of violence”

Wayne Ashley O’Sullivan pleaded responsible to the homicide of Michelle Reynolds within the Supreme Courtroom in Brisbane.

The courtroom heard the 50-year-old stabbed the mom of six to demise in her mattress in April 2016 after getting a knife from his deal with field early within the morning.

Prosecutor Vicki Loury QC mentioned there was no historical past of violence between the pair, who argued over monetary strains.

“[He] selected to extinguish her life for a wholly trivial cause, her refusal to kiss him,” she mentioned.

O’Sullivan then left the house and threw the knife from his automobile on the best way to a member of the family’s home, who known as triple zero.

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Ms Reynolds’ physique was discovered by paramedics with a number of stab wounds.

Justice David Boddice mentioned the pair had been arguing over cash and O’Sullivan’s baby help funds had just lately elevated.

“Within the few months previous to her demise, stress had developed between you, primarily monetary points,” he mentioned.

“For causes that will by no means be completely recognized or understood, on the morning of 4th April 2016, you stabbed your former associate to demise.”

Justice Boddice mentioned the deadly harm was inflicted to the 46-year-old’s decrease neck with appreciable drive.

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“After this act of senselessness, you eliminated your blood-soaked garments, showered and drove to a relative’s home,” he mentioned.

“It seems monetary pressures resulted within the relationship deteriorating to the purpose the place you had been recurrently arguing and on the day in query, it turned an excessive amount of.”

The courtroom heard the pair had met on a relationship website two years earlier.

Justice Boddice mentioned O’Sullivan confessed to the killing when interviewed by police and had real remorse, which was “chilly consolation” to the household.

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In a sufferer impression assertion to the courtroom, Jack Reynolds mentioned his mom was killed by a person trusted to guard her and described the demise as a “merciless act of violence”.

“I’ve spent the final two years and eight months watching my household being in a continuing state of peril,” Mr Reynolds mentioned.

“No one cared, tried or cherished as laborious as my mom did. With out her I really feel misplaced at nighttime.

“There’s a disappointment that plagues me, each reminiscence I’ve of my mum.”

O’Sullivan will serve 20 years in custody earlier than being eligible to use for parole.











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