A young Gold Coast woman has been sentenced to a minimum of 21 years behind bars for the “cold blooded” stabbing murder of her grandfather.
Brittany Dwyer was just 19-years-old when she and her co-accused Bernadette Burns, drove from Queensland to Adelaide to rob 81-year-old Robert Whitwell of his life savings last year.
Dwyer was given a non parole period of 21 years in South Australia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, while Burns was given a non-parole period of 13 years.
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During sentencing, Justice Kevin Nicholson said the murder was ” brutal, callous, cold-blooded and dispassionately planned.”