Killer who carried a toolbox with a tortured woman and her brother-in-law STUFFED INSIDE before they were ‘dumped in a dam and left to drown’ is jailed for 12 years and will be kicked out of Australia
- Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru’s bodies were found in a Brisbane dam in 2018
- Webbstar Latu, 36, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over their deaths
- He pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday
- Latu will be deported to New Zealand after serving out his prison sentence
- The father-of-two is one of seven men and one woman charged over the killings
A Kiwi father-of-two will be thrown behind bars for a decade for his role in a grisly killing which saw two drug dealers stuffed into a toolbox and dumped in dam.
Cory Breton and Iuliana Triscaru’s decomposing bodies were found in a large metal box at Scrubby Creek, south of Brisbane, on February 11, 2016.
Webbstar Latu, 36, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over their deaths after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday.
He is one of seven men and one woman charged over the killings.
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Cory Breton’s (left) and Iuliana Triscaru’s (right) decomposing bodies were found in a large metal box at Scrubby Creek, south of Brisbane, on February 11, 2016
Mr Breton and Ms Triscaru were lured to a Kingston apartment complex on January 24, brutally tortured and beaten for hours over a photograph of the group’s alleged leader on a mobile phone.
They were bound and forced into the toolbox at knife point before it was dumped in the waterway alongside the Logan Motorway.
Their decomposing bodies were discovered 18 days later when police dredged the large metal box from the bottom of Scrubby Creek dam.
Their decomposing bodies were discovered 18 days later when police dredged the large metal box (pictured) from the bottom of Scrubby Creek dam
While Latu was not involved in torturing the pair, he delivered the toolbox to the unit and loaded the box with the dealers trapped inside onto a vehicle.
While others disposed of the bodies, Latu stayed at the apartment and helped clean the crime scene.
‘You knew that the killing of two unfortunate victims was a probable consequence of joining the unlawful purpose of detaining those individuals,’ Justice David Boddice said.
‘Your involvement, however, was significant criminality. While at that unit, you were obviously aware that these people were being held against their will in circumstances where they sustained significant injuries.’
Police examine the scene where the bodies were discovered in February 2016 (pictured)
Pictured is the dark green 1999 Toyota HiLux that police believe was used in the murder (pictured)
The father-of-two had turned to drugs after the breakdown of his marriage, the court was told.
Latu has been in custody since February 2016 and has reconnected with his family and his faith.
Justice Boddice sentenced Latu to 12 years’ imprisonment. He will be eligible for parole after serving 80 per cent of the sentence.
Latu is likely to be deported after completing his jail time as he does not have Australian citizenship.
He move to the country when he was five from New Zealand.
His co-accused will face trial on October 19.