Tumut toddler killer’s term extended by nsw state parole authorty to 10 years imprisonment over his death
A Tasmanian mother who was convicted for the murder of her two-year-old son may now be eligible for a full five-year sentence if she does not receive parole after being in custody for more than two decades.
Jasmine Lyle Brown was convicted on four counts of homicide when she shot and killed 2-year-old Jacoby in 1995 after mistaking him for a stranger in the suburbs of Redfern.
But in 2014, Queensland’s state parole authority said that would be extended to life imprisonment after reviewing the case with her lawyers.
At the time of the trial, Brown was considered one of the most violent mothers in Australia, and her lawyers were adamant that a life sentence would not be appropriate.
“In my opinion this is the worst mother of a child I have ever seen, particularly where his life was at risk,” Crown prosecutor Steven Anderson said before the sentencing.
“She is at the end of the tunnel.
“When you’re sentenced this is the end of the tunnel. She has missed all the milestones.
“She has missed that chance of getting back at her ex-boyfriend for the first time since the murder to leave, for having another fight to bring her back and for the chance to do what she could to stop the cycle of violence.”
In a statement issued after the sentencing, her lawyers said Brown had become “mentally ill”, and that her “determined attempt to avoid any contact with Jacoby… was the only thing capable of saving him”.
“They continue to say that all they hope is that she will be released, and they hope that her long prison term will help her.
“We are grateful to the courts for their guidance in coming to their final conclusion,” they said.
Ms Brown and Ms Lyle Brown were also not in court for the hearing.
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