Australian Couple Found Guilty of A Sickening Murder
A Queensland couple have both been given life jail terms for the "sadistic" and prolonged killing of mother-of-four Tia Landers.
John Edward Harris and Linda Eileen Appleton were sentenced in Brisbane's Supreme Court on Friday, a week after having pleaded guilty, midway through their trial, to murdering Ms Landers in a brutal and bloodied encounter at their Brighton home in June 2014.
Ms Landers was stabbed, stomped on, bashed and shot, with her wounded body found wrapped in a blanket in a shallow grave at the Beerburrum forest more than a fortnight later.
In sentencing Harris and Appleton, Justice Jean Dalton described what they did as sadistic, hideous and disturbing.
Harris was ordered to serve at least 27 years in jail before being eligible for parole, while Appleton must spend at least 23 years behind bars.