Man who murdered pregnant ex-girlfriend with tomahawk gets life in prison

Days before a Gold Coast man bludgeoned his ex-girlfriend with a tomahawk and jumped on her stomach to kill their unborn child he told co-workers he would murder her. 

Brock Wall bashed Brazilian woman Fabiana Palhares to death at her Varsity Lakes home as she screamed for help down the line of a triple-0 call in February, 2015. 

Ms Palhares, 34, was 10 weeks’ pregnant.

Wall was on Monday sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court to life in prison with a 20-year non-parole period.

Brock Wall (pictured in 2015) bashed his ex-girlfriend Fabiana Palhares to death at her Varsity Lakes home as she screamed for help down the line of a triple-zero call in February 2015. Source: 7 News