Sydney stabbing attacker jailed for at least 33 years

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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.

Pictured is Mert Ney being escorted by police in 2019.
Mert Ney went to the city in 2019 to murder a woman, he then went to the streets and terrorised people. Source: AAP

In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Justice Peter Johnson jailed him for 44 years with a non-parole period of 33 years.

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.

Mert Ney is led to a Corrective Services transport vehicle at the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Mert Ney has been jailed for murdering a woman and stabbing another in Sydney's CBD. Source: AAP

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