murderer Brett Peter Cowan sentenced to life imprisonment
argued his client deserved a more lenient sentence because he didn't intentionally kill Daniel.
[Brett Peter Cowan faced trial for the abduction and murder of Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.]
"In view of criminal histories and the enormity of the crime that you have committed it is appropriate in my view to set the parole eligibly date after you have served 20 years of your sentence," Justice Atkinson said.
On Thursday, jurors found the 44 year old father of three guilty of indecently dealing with 13 year old Daniel, murdering him and interfering with his corpse after luring him from a Sunshine Coast bus stop on December 7, 2003.
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Daniel's parents Bruce and Denise have tendered victim impact statements describing the Puma Fierce Mens
The serial pedophile found guilty of murdering Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe has been sentenced to life in prison, with a non parole period of 20 years.
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Brett Peter Cowan faced trial for the abduction and murder of Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe. Photo: Supplied
anguish of losing their son at the hands of a child molester.
With Cowan present in the courtroom, Denise Morcombe described him as a ''perverted soul'' who underestimated the Morcombe family's Puma Shoes Price List With Images drive to catch Daniel's killer.
The crown prosecution argued that Brett Peter Cowan should be jailed without parole for longer than the mandatory minimum 15 years.
For the charge of indecently dealing with a child under the age of 16, Cowan has been sentenced to three and a half years' imprisonment.
"I am not of the view that you should released in 20 years' time . that is not in my control."
Fairfax Media could then reveal Cowan's perverted sexual past, which includes horrific sex attacks on boys in Brisbane and Darwin in 1987 and 1993, for which he served nine years in jail.
Bruce and Denise Morcombe, and their sons Dean and Bradley declined to be in the courtroom when Justice Rosyln Atkinson handed down her sentence on Friday.
Those terms will be served concurrently, with his life sentence.
your mistake, you evil, evil, unhuman thing,'' she wrote.
He cited Cowan's previous convictions, which the jury was not told about, including the rape of boys aged six and seven.
After deliberating for almost eight hours, the jury was discharged on Thursday after reaching a unanimous verdict.
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For the charge of improperly interfering with a corpse, Cowan has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
During sentencing submissions before Supreme Court justice Rosyln Atkinson, crown prosecutor Michael Byrne QC argued Cowan deserved a longer sentence.
But Cowan's defence lawyer, Angus Edwards, Puma Ducati
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