Man who murdered NSW farmer jailed

A remorseless ice-addict who brutally murdered a Sydney pig farmer with a pick handle in a home invasion has been jailed for at least 36 years.

Farmer Keith Cini, 69, was trying to remove duct tape from around his feet when he was struck five or six times in the head, the court heard.

The man who killed him, Ryan David Evans, was sentenced to a maximum of 48 years at Sydney's Supreme Court on Friday for the 2014 murder and several other offences.

"(I) just kept going until he didn't look like a person anymore and he was covered in blood," Evans reportedly told a friend.

As well as the murder, Evans was convicted of five other crimes, including savagely beating Brett Delamont in an earlier home invasion at Medway in the NSW Southern Highlands in late April 2014.

Two other ice addicts, who pleaded guilty and gave evidence against Evans, took part in the Medway home invasion, while one was also involved in the Badgerys Creek crime.

The offenders were hunting money and property to buy drugs, the court heard.

Outside court, Mr Cini's daughter, Leanne Adam, and Mr Delamont's daughter, Kirby, said they were happy with the sentence but had hoped for a life term.

Mr Cini's partner, Lucina Boldi, gave evidence of the terrifying moment when she was forced to play dead in their Badgerys Creek home to avoid being beaten to death by the masked Evans.

"I didn't move," she said, after telling the jury of being knocked to the ground and hit with the pick handle.

Evans, who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, began using drugs when he was about 12 but his sister and father said they had never seen him be violent.

He will be eligible for release on parole in October 2050.

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