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Masa killer gets 38 years

Sean Price
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Sean Price, the man convicted of murdering Melbourne teenager Masa Vukotic in 2015, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.

In handing down the sentence, Justice Lex Lasry said he could not understand why Price had been released into the community in 2014 despite being handed a 10-year supervision order.

Sean Christian Price pleaded guilty to rape, robbery, attempted theft and the murder of Ms Vukotic, who he stabbed 49 times in a park near her Melbourne home last year.

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He told police he had to kill her because she was dressed like a yuppie and talking to birds like Snow White, the Victorian Supreme Court has previously heard.

The following day he went on a crime spree that culminated in the violent rape of a woman in her workplace because he believed he was “going to jail forever”.

Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Price, but as it stands he may be eligible for parole in 38 years.

Price has prior convictions including sex offences against seven girls and women aged between 13 and 45 in 2002 and 2003.

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