Milat gets 30 years for axe murder

SERIAL killer Ivan Milat's teenage nephew will spend at least 30 years behind bars for the gruesome killing of a high school friend on his 17th birthday.

On November 20, 2010, Matthew Milat, 19, tortured and killed David Auchterlonie in the same NSW forest where his infamous uncle had buried the bodies of his backpacker victims.

David's terrified pleas for help and the sickening crunch of an axe being brought down on his head were recorded on a mobile phone by Milat's friend, Cohen Klein.

Both Milat and Klein pleaded guilty to David's murder last year.

During their sentencing hearing last month disturbing poetry written by Milat, phone recording transcripts and a letter of apology from Milat to his victim's family were all read out in the Sydney Supreme Court.

David's mother and grandmother rejected the apology and called for his killers to be shown no mercy.

On Friday morning Acting Justice Jane Mathews sentenced Milat to 43 years in jail with a non-parole period of 30 years.

Klein was sentenced 32 years, to serve 22 years.

Police have not revealed where the killers wil be imprisoned.

Ivan Milat will die in the Goulburn SuperMax prison where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of seven tourists during the 90s in the Belanglo State Forest of New South Wales.


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