11th Murderer: Jaymes Todd Victim: Eurydice Dixon

On the morning of 13 June 2018, aspiring Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon, 22, was found dead on a soccer field at Melbourne's Princes Park.  

Eurydice Dixon

She had been walking home from a performance at Highlander Bar the night before when she was attacked and murdered by 19 year-old Broadmeadows Victoria man, Jaymes Todd, who handed himself into police after CCTV footage of him was released.

Jaymes Todd

Todd pleaded guilty to her rape and murder on 8 Nov 2018.

On 2 Sept 2019, Todd was sentenced to life in prison. Todd has to serve a minimum of 35 years in prison before being eligible to apply for parole.

If Todd is released after 35 years of his Sentence, coupled with the year he spent in jail pre-Sentence, the cost to the Public Purse based on the average annual cost of Maximum Security Incarceration in 2020, would be $6.3 million circa ($175,000 p.a. X 36 years).

Questions re 11th Murderer

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 territories similarly amend their criminal codes?

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