'Rotten to the core': $100 drug debt killer sentenced to jail

Michael Scanlan

A teenager who was on bail when he bashed a man to death over a $100 debt has been jailed for eight years.

Elvis Bogart-Mott bragged to his friends about the two-hour beating that claimed Sam Dunne's life.

His family say they can never forgive the attack.

There was a huge show of support for the Dunne family at court today.

Elvis Bogart-Mott bragged about the beating that killed Dunne. Photo: 7 News

In March 2016 Bogart-Mott bashed Dunne to death at Flemington, smashing his head into a wall multiple times.

The attack was over a $100 drug debt.

Bogart-Mott pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week and today the 19 year old was sentenced to eight years and six months jail, with a non-parole period of five years and three months.

Bashing victim Sam Dunne. Photo: 7 News

In sentencing Justice Stephen Kaye said: "you subjected Sam Dunne to a prolonged and vicious beating with no justice or cause".

At the time Bogart-Mott was on bail for recklessly causing injury.

"Bogart-Mott is yet another example where the court system has failed us by allowing a repeat violent offender free to walk the streets, even after he breached his bail conditions," Dunne's father Hayden said.

Bogart-Mott sat emotionless as the details of his violent act were read out in court.

"We will never forgive him for taking Sam away and hope the time he serves behind bars is a daily reminder of the terror he inflicted on our boy Sammy," Hayden Dunne said.