Michael P has been jailed for 28 years to be followed by compulsory psychiatric prison for the rape and murder of 25-year-old Anne Faber last year.
Anne disappeared on September 29 after going out for a bike ride. Her body was found two weeks later at a spot identified by P. He had previous convictions for sex crimes and was being treated at a clinic close to where she disappeared.
Sentencing P, the judge told the court that he was an ‘unscrupulous’ man who had used violence out of all proportion. ‘Her fear and pain must have been terrible,’ he said.
The prosecutor said during the trial he had decided not to call for life imprisonment, because this could lead to Michael P being released from jail after 25 years without undergoing proper treatment.
‘This would be totally irresponsible, given that P is guilty of very serious sex crimes,’ the prosecutor told the court on the second day of P’s murder trial.
P was jailed for 11 years in 2012 for the brutal rape of two teenage girls and for a string of robberies but had not been sent to a psychiatric prison for treatment because he had refused to cooperate with a psychiatric assessment prior to his trial.
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