Dupas sentenced to third life term, no parole


Finally this wicked gutless piece of scum has been sentenced to life in jail for a third term with no chance of parole. A small victory for the families of the victims this bloke murdered. He has sucked the system of more than 3 million dollars on legal aid and top notch lawyers with our tax dollars to play with the courts for years. Already sentenced to life it is such a bloody waste.The government needs to do something about it. I hope we never see this gutless little loser ever again spending another dollar. Feeding him and keeping a roof over his head is too much spent already.One other thing that  shits me is the drug smuggling ex solicitor, Andrew Fraser, who was serving seven years, is lined up to get a million dollar reward, he shared a cell with Dupas, and apparently got information off him only the killer would know. Jailed crims benefiting from jailed crims…Stuff that

SERIAL killer Peter Dupas has been handed a third life sentence with no parole for the 1997 cemetery murder of Melbourne woman Mersina Halvagis.

A Supreme Court jury last week found Dupas guilty of repeatedly stabbing Ms Halvagis, 25, near her grandmother’s grave at Fawkner cemetery in 1997.

Today, Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth handed Dupas, 57, a life jail term with no parole.

Dupas is already serving two life jail terms without parole for murdering Nicole Patterson and Margaret Maher.

Justice Hollingworth said Dupas attacked Ms Halvagis “suddenly and savagely” with a knife.

“It must have been an absolutely terrifying ordeal for her.”

She said Dupas went to the cemetery that day probably seeking an easy target.

“Tragically, it seems Ms Halvagis was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Justice Hollingworth said Dupas had an appalling criminal history dating back to 1972.

She said Dupas had shown no remorse for his brutal crime against Ms Halvagis and there was no suggestion he had prospects of rehabilitation.

She said he seemed to be motivated by a “deeply entrenched perverted and sadistic” hatred of women.

Dupas showed no emotion during the sentencing.

Members of the Halvagis family hugged outside the court after the sentence was handed down.

Dupas was first convicted in 2007 of stabbing Ms Halvagis more than 30 times near her grandmother’s grave, but the decision was overturned and a new trial ordered last year.

The retrial jury heard three witnesses placed Dupas at the cemetery at or near the time of the killing.

The jurors also accepted the testimony of star witness Andrew Fraser, who shared a unit with Dupas at Port Phillip Prison while jailed for drug crimes.

The former criminal lawyer said Dupas had performed a mime of his attack on Ms Halvagis and told him he did not leave any forensic evidence at Fawkner.

Dupas had also appeared shaken when a Greek inmate accused him of Ms Halvagis’ murder, saying “How does that c— know I did it?”, and stroked a homemade knife found in the prison garden, saying “Mersina”.

The jury rejected the defence’s suggestion that Mr Fraser’s evidence was driven by the promise of an early jail release and a $1 million reward.

Dupas has previously been named as a suspect in the murders of three other women.

2 thoughts on “Dupas sentenced to third life term, no parole

  1. I just want to say that in defence of Andrew Fraser, he was not motivated by the reward, and has still to this day not recieved one dollar of it. He is a parent to two children and understood how the victims family must be feeling that no one had been convicted of the crime. He also wasn’t a drug smuggler, he was charged with being knowingly concerned with an importation of cocaine. Yes, he had a cocaine habit and occassionally sold small amounts to a friend, but was largely set up by corrupt police in the Victorian Drug Squad (now disbanded). He received a tough sentence of seven years with five minimum that the majority of it he had to serve in maximum security prisons. I feel sorry for the guy.

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