Max Sica sentenced for Singh triple murder
Max Sica will serve a minimum of 35 years in prison for the murders of Emirates air hostess Neelma Singh and her two siblings.
Sica was convicted of triple murder earlier this week at a Brisbane court in Australia.
And on Thursday, Justice Byrne handed down a life sentence with a minimum term of 35 years. Prosecutors had sorted 45 years for the 42-year-old killer.
Sica had denied killing Neelma, 24, Kunal, 18, and Sidhi, 12, in April 2003 at their family home near the Australian city. But a jury found him guilty after hearing he killed each of the siblings and then dumped their bodies in a heattub to get rid of the evidence.
Before sentencing, Justice Byrne had said the prosecution request had been for a sentence 50 per cent greater than the longest ever given by a Queensland judge.
Under Queensland law, a person convicted of multiple murders receives a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 20 years before being eligible for parole.
Sica went to the Singh family's home late on the night of April 20, 2003, to talk with ex-girlfriend Neelma.
In a rage Sica strangled Neelma and then killed Sidhi and Kunal to get rid of possible witnesses.
As well as putting their bodies in the hottub, Sica also used bleach and other materials to clean the murder scene and wash away DNA. However, he left a sock print in the freshly cleaned area.