Update on Ramazan Acar today 20/04/12 Victoria is behind the times as the only state that lets this Impaired ability to make calm and rational choices potentially win them a reduced prison sentence. AS Justice Nettle warned Acar though, it might increase the sentence if denied…I bloody well hope so. This rotten father slaughtered his own child in cold blood with plenty of pre meditation!
Bout 2 kill ma kid’ Facebook murderer Ramazan Acar wins right to appeal life sentence
A MAN who was dubbed the Facebook killer after posting chilling messages on the social network site detailing his plans to kill his two-year-old daughter has today won the right to appeal his life sentence.
The Court of Appeal ruled that Ramazan Acar’s underlying personality disorder may have affected his judgment when he abducted and murdered little Yazmina to get back at Rachelle D’Argent, the child’s mother and his former partner.
Appeal judge Justice Geoff Nettle said defence counsel had argued that the judge who sentenced Acar to a minimum term of 33 years failed consider a psychiatrist’s opinion that the killer’s lack of emotional control and anger management issues contributed to the crime.
Only in Victoria an accused’s impaired ability to make calm and rational choices may win them a reduced prison sentence.
Justice Nettle warned Acar that even if his appeal is successful it did not automatically follow that his sentence would be reduced and it might even be increased, based on recent High Court authority.
This leech reckons his sentence is too harsh….Think about your daughter you slaughtered….Can you put a time on that you pig?
A JUDGE has reserved his decision on child killer Ramazan Acar’s attempt to appeal the length of his life sentence with a 33-year minimum term.
Acar, 24, was handed the sentence in July last year after pleading guilty to murdering his two-year-old daughter Yazmina.
He has appealed on grounds including the sentence was manifestly excessive.
Acar was dubbed “the Facebook killer” because he posted chilling messages on the social network site about his plans to kill his daughter.
One of his messages read: “bout to kill ma kid”.
After abducting Yazmina, he stabbed the little girl and dumped her body.
When sentencing Acar, Justice Elizabeth Curtain told him: “You killed your daughter to get back at her mother”.
His barrister, Gavan Meredith, told Justice Mark Weinberg that the sentence was manifestly excessive for several reasons, including Acar’s remorse, his early guilty plea, his young age and the fact he co-operated with police.
Mr Meredith said the sentencing judge had not taken into account evidence from a psychologist about Acar’s emotional state and underlying personality disorder.
Prosecutor Brett Sonnet said Acar’s crime clearly fell into the worst category of murder and the sentence was open to the judge.
Mr Sonnet submitted that Acar knew his intended actions were demonstrably and terribly wrong.
Justice Weinberg has reserved his decision until next week.
A MAN who today admitted murdering his two-year-old daughter posted a message on Facebook which read “Bout 2 kill ma kid” just before he stabbed her with a massive Ninja-style knife.
Shortly afterwards Ramazan “Ramzy” Acar, 24, sent a text message to the toddler’s mother Rachelle D’Argent which read “It’s ova I did it”.
A magistrate heard today that as little Yazmina Acar lay dying beside her father he posted another Facebook message which read “Pay bk u slut”.
The shocking details of the murder of little Yazmina were revealed in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in a police brief of evidence.
Wearing an oversize dark suit and white shirt and tie Acar, of Meadow Heights, looked nonchalant as he appeared in the prisoners dock as Ms D’Argent and her friends and family looked on.
As the charge of murder was read to him by Magistrate Peter Reardon he replied in a clear voice: “Guilty“.
Mr Reardon remanded Acar in custody until May 18 to appear in the Supreme Court.
Ms D’Argent and Acar were estranged and Yazmina or “Mimi” was murdered on November 17 last year after he picked her up from her mother at Hallam to take her to a milk bar to buy her a Kinder Surprise.
But instead Acar kidnapped the child, stabbed her a number of times and dumped her body at Greenvale Reservoir reserve.
Straining her head towards the dock today, Ms D’Argent punched the air and wept as Acar admitted killing Yazmina in revenge for their broken relationship.
“I wanted him to look me in the eye and he did,” Ms D’Argent said as she walked from court.
“A quick glimpse but enough for him to say he was guilty.”
She said she was relieved she would not have to go through the ordeal of a trial.
“It was enough for me to know he did it and my daughter to know but for everybody else to hear it. Makes me all the more happy,” she said.
“I was there for my daughter.”
Ms D’Argent said she was “getting there” with her recovery from the ordeal and in a message to Yazmina said that “mummy’s always gonna be there for you”.
In her witness statement Ms D’Argent said she and Acar were together for a number of years and at one time they were engaged but his jealousy and violent outbursts drove them apart.
On the day of the killing she said Acar arrived in his utility, and reluctantly she allowed him to take Yazmina to a milk bar at the end of the street.
But he never returned her.
Ms D’Argent said she phoned him a number of times pleading with him to bring her daughter home before calling police.