The family of a murdered mother from Mildura, in north-west Victoria, says it is satisfied with her killer’s 20-year jail sentence.
Stephen Allan McPhee, 56, pleaded guilty to the stabbing death of his wife Cathy McPhee, 58, in January this year.
Yesterday in the Supreme Court, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with a non-parole period of 16 years.
Outside court, Mrs McPhee’s sister-in-law Sue Scales said her family plans to hold a community walk for Mrs McPhee on White Ribbon Day next month.
“That’s the least we can do for such a beautiful woman and we’re happy with 16 years,” she said.
“We were really quite concerned it might have been less, so very grateful for the judge to have taken it all into account.
“We can never bring Cathy back to us but it gives justice and it gives recognition of her life and the beautiful person she was and in the future we aim to, every White Ribbon annual fundraising day we will hold a walk locally here in her memory.”