Convicted murderer who stabbed Frankie Prineas 37 times has jail sentence extended


Convicted killer, Jayscen Anthony Newby, will spend at least five more years in jail after the ACT Court of Appeal found his original sentence was “manifestly inadequate,” ABC News reports.

Newby was sentenced to 20 years in jail and a 10-year non-parole period in June last year, after stabbing Frankie Prineas to death while he was on a Tinder date with a woman Newby had known.

READ MORE: Man faces court after pleading guilty to murdering Greek Australian Frankie Prineas.

At the time of Newby’s trial, ACT Chief Justice Helen Murrell described the murder scene, at a home in Charnwood in Canberra’s north, as a “bloodbath.”

The murder scene at a home in Charnwood in Canberra’s north.

Prineas’ family also said the sentence was too short and that they were “stunned” by the outcome.

READ MORE: ‘Absolutely stunned’: Family react to 20 year sentence for murder of Frankie Prineas.

In response, ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, called for a tougher sentence. He told the court that Newby was given too large a discount on his sentence for his plea of guilty and cooperation in the court process.

Convicted killer, Jayscen Anthony Newby.

READ MORE: Prosecutors call for harsher sentence for Frankie Prineas’ killer.

On Thursday, the Court of Appeal backed the prosecution’s argument.

“He was an entirely innocent man who unwittingly became a victim of Newby’s anger and extreme violence directed to control [the woman],” the appeal court said.

The court resentenced Newby to 24 years in jail, with a non-parole period of 15 years, meaning he will not be eligible for release until 2035.

Source: ABC News.




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