Sydney CBD stabber jailed for murder and terrifying rampage

A man who brutally bludgeoned an innocent young woman to death before running through the streets of Sydney’s CBD brandishing a knife has been jailed.

Mert Ney was today sentenced in the NSW Supreme Court to a maximum of 44 years behind bars, with a non-parole period of 33 years.

The 22-year-old is accused of murdering 24-year-old Michaela Dunn in a Sydney CBD apartment on August 13, 2019, before stabbing another woman in the back while running through city streets.


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He was eventually cornered by heroic bystanders who managed to pin him to the ground using a milk crate and chair, before emergency crews arrived on scene.

The court heard Ms Dunn met up with Mr Ney in a Clarence Street apartment after he booked in a $250 “girlfriend experience” appointment.

He’s then accused of attacking the young woman with a knife, with Ms Dunn found with significant stab wounds to numerous parts of her body.

“This was a cruel, brutal and terrifying attack made for no reason,” Justice Peter Johnson said during sentencing.

It comes after Ney pleaded guilty to a number of offences, including murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, in October last year.

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