Convicted mass murderer Robert Xie should be given a life sentence in prison for each of the five family members he bludgeoned to death, the crown prosecutor has said.
Prosecutor Tanya Smith has told a Sydney court the level of planning and brutality in the Lin family murders meant a life sentence was the only appropriate punishment.
Xie was last month found guilty of murdering his brother-in-law Min Lin, Min Lin’s wife Lily, their children Henry and Terry and Lily’s sister Irene Lin.
The five were beaten to death in their Epping home in January 2009.
Ms Smith said Xie’s crimes required meticulous planning and an extreme degree of violence.
She said “the killings constitute criminality of the highest order”.
Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Fullerton will sentence Xie, who maintains his innocence, on Monday.