Party boy gets four years for killing ‘bogan’ mum
PARTY boy Daniel Heazlewood has been sentenced to a minimal 4 years and 9 months in jail for killing his mom and burying her physique in bushland with a bag of lime “like on the flicks”.
The 31-year-old Gold Coast man who pleaded to the 2009 manslaughter of the mom he hated, admitted he wrapped Linda Sidon’s physique in a blanket and “dug a gap” in thick scrub.
On Monday, Queensland Supreme Court docket Justice David Boddice sentenced Heazlewood to a most eight years for manslaughter.
However Heazlewood, who was initially charged along with his mom’s homicide in 2015, could possibly be free with time served as early as July subsequent yr.
The court docket heard that Heazlewood killed Ms Sidon in June 2009, however she was not reported lacking till 18 months later, by her aged father in New Zealand.
Heazlewood’s 2015 police interview was performed in court docket, by which he stated his mom had come into his bed room with a knife, yelling at him.
“I grabbed her wrist … we struggled, someway we fell,” he stated, after which Ms Sidon stopped transferring and he put her to mattress.
Two days later he realised she was lifeless and acquired a shovel and a bag of lime at a ironmongery shop, positioned her physique within the boot of his automotive and drove 30km to the Numinbah Valley.
After digging a gap he dragged the physique “dry retching and vomiting” and lined his mom’s stays with lime.
Regardless of Heazlewood taking police to the situation twice, Ms Sidon’s physique has not been recovered.
For the following six years after her demise, Heazlewood pretended Ms Sidon was again in New Zealand, the court docket heard.
Prosecutor Vicki Loury QC stated Heazlewood, a steroid-taking health club junkie who frequented nightclubs, instructed pals he hated his mom who was “a waste of area … a bogan … an unsightly bitch”.
In his defence, counsel for Heazlewood stated he had a “extremely dysfunctional” relationship with Ms Sidon and had not supposed to kill her.
The sufferer’s sister Pauline Sidon learn an announcement to the court docket describing Linda Sidon as “lovely and charismatic … robbed of future happiness”.
“How somebody can dwell with that lie for six years is past my comprehension,” Pauline Sidon stated.
Outdoors the court docket, she stated that her mother and father had died earlier than studying the reality.
“To know their daughter had been murdered by their grandson would have damaged their hearts and souls,” she stated.
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