Man sentenced to life over brutal rape, murder of pregnant Logan woman

A jury has found a man guilty of the rape and murder of Logan woman Joan Ryther.

The 27-year-old woman was walking to work at McDonald’s when she was snatched off the street and horrifically assaulted and killed in May 2013.

She was eight weeks pregnant at the time.


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Her attacker, a 21-year-old man, was today found guilty by a Brisbane Supreme Court Jury over the sickening murder.

He has been sentenced to life behind bars.