Crazed knifeman who stabbed a young woman to death in a hotel room is jailed for 33 years
- Mert Ney pleaded guilty to the stabbing murder of escort Michaela Dunn, 24
- The 23-year-old went on a violent rampage through Sydney’s CBD in 2019
- He was jailed for at least 33 years on Friday over the ‘cruel, brutal attack’
Michaela Dunn (pictured) was stabbed repeatedly by Mert Ney on August 13, 2019
A man who went on a violent rampage in Sydney’s CBD after murdering a vulnerable woman in a ‘cruel, brutal attack’ has been jailed for at least 33 years.
Mert Ney pleaded guilty to the stabbing murder of escort Michaela Dunn, 24, in a Clarence Street apartment on August 13, 2019.
The 23-year-old also admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm for stabbing Lin Bo during his frightening rampage.
In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Justice Peter Johnson jailed him for 44 years with non-parole period of 33 years.
Mert Ney poses to the camera as he is escorted from the NSW Supreme Court, in Sydney, on Friday
Ney was jailed for at least 33 years on Friday over the murder of 24-year-old Michaela Dunn
He found Ney was a dangerous man who had had gone into the city to murder a young woman, to use violence and to terrify people.
Although he had yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ on the street and delivered the Islamic State salute, the judge found he was not a religious zealot and the crimes did not relate to terrorism.
Because of Ney’s mental health issues, he rejected the Crown’s submission that he should be jailed for the rest of his life.
Floral tributes are seen outside the hotel where Michaela Dunn was stabbed to death in 2019
Ney is led away by officers after he was sentenced in Sydney on Friday