‘Puff and play’ fiend accused of murdering woman during meth-fuelled sex session before callously dumping her body in a busy playground escapes justice by killing himself behind bars
- Dennis James Pietrobon, 51, discovered in his cell at Parklea Correctional Centre
- He was awaiting for trial for the alleged murder of Nicole Cartwright in 2018
- Court heard the pair had a ‘puff and play’ sexual encounter, which turned violent
A man accused of murdering a young woman during a meth-fuelled ‘puff and play’ session before callously dumping her body in a suburban park has killed himself in prison.
Dennis James Pietrobon, 51, was awaiting trial over the alleged murder of Sydney woman Nicole Cartwright, 32, in early October of 2018.
He was discovered dead in his cell at the Parklea Correctional Centre on Easter Sunday.
Police said Pietrobon, a divorced father-of-two, left Ms Cartwright’s body in a children’s park in Hunters Hill, on Sydney’s lower north shore, after turning violent during their drug-fuelled sexual encounter.
Nicole Cartwright was killed in 2018 after meeting Dennis James Pietrobon for a ‘puff and play’ sexual encounter
Divorced father of two Dennis James Pietrobon was charged with the murder of Ms Cartwright
Buffalo Creek Reserve in Sydney’s Hunters Hill, where the body of Nicole Cartwright was discovered
Ms Cartwright’s body was discovered by a Council worker at Buffalo Creek Reserve in Hunters Hill, on Sydney’s lower north shore in October of 2018
The pair had met through a dating app, with Cartwright travelling to an address in Haberfield, in Sydney’s inner-west, to meet up with Pietrobon.
A council worker discovered Cartwright’s body, wrapped in a bed sheet with her hands bound.
Pietrobon’s fingerprints were found on tape binding Ms Cartwright’s wrists, as well as a shirt that was discarded near her body.
His DNA was also discovered on the garbage bin that he allegedly used to transport her body to the park, police said at the time.
In Burwood Local Court in February, Nicholas Leach, from the Director of Public Prosecutions, explained exactly how Cartwright ended up being discarded by her alleged killer like garbage.
‘The deceased met up with (Pietrobon) to engage in a puff and play session. ‘The accused has then become extremely violent and struck the deceased to the left side of the face,’ he said, according to the Inner West Courier.
‘He then placed the body in a (red) council bin and left the scene after being possibly ‘spooked’ by another member of the public.’
A Council worker discovered Nicole Cartwright’s body, wrapped in a bed sheet with her hands bound
In September last year, Hells Angels bikie Cooper John Gavellas faced court after allegedly bashing Pietrobon behind bars.
The Hells Angels associate, 22, allegedly based the accused murderer in his cell, leaving him with significant injuries to his face and neck.
Mr Gavellas was charged at Silverwater jail following an investigation with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.