Christian Bain-Singh, aged 24, has been found guilty of murdering Rani Featherson and sentenced to 29 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 22 years.
The offence took place on 2 April 2014, only 11 days after an attack on another victim, Daniel Maynard.
Bain-Singh and Rani Featherson were familiar to each other, however they met by chance the night of the attack. Featherson tried to escape, however Bain-Singh chased her down and stabbed her. Featherson suffered 21 stab wounds and was left on the street to die.
Following the attack, Bain-Singh posted on Facebook “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight. It’s the size of the fight in the dog.”, which Bain-Singh later confessed as bragging about the murder.
The Judge considered the fact that Bain-Singh was remorseful and that he pleaded guilty, despite his confession to the police being 2 years after the offence. He also noted that Bain-Singh had good rehabilitation prospects.
In Justice Beale’s judgment, he noted that the offences were ‘shocking’, where Bain-Singh was not only convicted of murder but also aggravated burglary and intentionally causing serious injury.
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