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.


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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