10th Murderer:  Codey Herrmann Victim: Aiia Maasarwe

On 16 Jan 2016, 21-year-old Arab-Israeli student, Aiia Maasarwe, who was on a year-long exchange from her university in Shanghai, was on her way back from a social night out with friends in the CBD.

 
Aiia Maasarwe - 21 years old

Codey Herrmann, 21, attacked Ms. Maasarwe as she was walking home from a tram in Bundoora just after midnight.

 
Codey Herrmann - 21 years old at time of murder

In June 2016 Codey Herrmann pleaded guilty to Aiia Maasarwe's rape and murder.

Victorian Supreme Court Justice, Elizabeth Hollingworth, sentenced Codey Herrmann to 36 years in prison for the rape and murder of Ms. Maasarwe, setting a non-parole period of 30 years.

If Herrmann is released after 33 years in jail, the cost to the Public Purse based on the average annual cost of Maximum Security Incarceration in 2020, would be $5.775 million dollars ($175,000 p.a. X 33 years).

Questions re 10th Murderer:  Codey Herrmann

Should the Victorian state government amend its criminal codes so that where the level of proof is Beyond Any Doubt of Guilt that the death penalty may be sentenced in the event of another rape and murder because Justice for the Innocent Victim should be a consideration amongst the Purposes of Sentencing?

Should other states and two territories similarly amend their criminal codes?

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