A Victorian man who strangled a woman during sex because of his "disrespectful" and "misogynistic" views of women has lost a bid for a reduced jail sentence.
Anthony 'Tony' Smith killed mother-of-four Karen Rae and dumped her body next to the Frankston Freeway in April 2015, but didn't say where the burial location was for 19 months.
Three years later he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for 13 years for the crime with a non-parole period of 10 years.
But Smith claimed the judge made an error in labelling the offending as a "very serious example" of manslaughter and allowing the killer's "disrespectful, contemptuous and misogynistic" views about women to overwhelm sentencing discretion.
The convicted killer also said the sentence and non-parole period were manifestly excessive.
But the Court of Appeal rejected his claims on Wednesday.
"This was very grave offending indeed," Justices Chris Maxwell, Emilios Kyrou and Mark Weinberg wrote in their decision.
"Male violence against women is a scourge of our society. The rate of death and serious injury suffered by women at the hands of their partners or former partners is deeply shocking."
People who engage or contemplate in that violent crime should be "in no doubt" they will get heavy sentences.
They found although the sentence was "stern", it was within the range of sentence given the circumstances of the case.
The appeal bid was dismissed.
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