Ned's Sister says she wants Stenberg to kill himself

UPDATE 12.40: NED Kelly's sister says she hopes Jonathon Stenberg takes his own life for the murder of her brother.

Speaking outside the Supreme Court at Sydney, Margaret Simmons said she felt the 25-year sentence handed to Stenberg by Justice Monkia Schmidt was too light and "hardly a deterrent", but that she would have to be satisfied with it.

"I hope that Stenberg realises what he's done and somewhere down the track he decides to take his own life and put himself out of the misery," Ms Simmons told reporters outside the court.

"He's had the chance to tell us where the head is but he hasn't for his own power play and I feel sorry for him for that, because, at the end of the day, it's not going to bring my brother back but it does show the calibre of the man (Stenberg)."

John Stenberg in an audition photo for a role in the murder mystery called Mystery Road, which he auditioned for while on the run following the murder of Broadwater man Ned Kelly.
John Stenberg in an audition photo for a role in the murder mystery called Mystery Road, which he auditioned for while on the run following the murder of Broadwater man Ned Kelly.

UPDATE 12 noon: JONATHON Stenberg still refuses to reveal the location of Edward "Ned" Kelly's head, despite having pleaded guilty and having been sentenced to 25 years' prison for his murder.

In her sentencing remarks, Justice Monika Schmidt said Stenberg's refusal to reveal the location of Mr Kelly's head - beyond a psychiatric report in which he said he dumped it in the Richmond River - indicated a lack of remorse.

The refusal formed part of the reasoning behind the length of Stenberg's 25-year sentence.

Some of the front page stories done on Ned Kelly's murder.
Some of the front page stories done on Ned Kelly's murder.

JONATHON Stenberg will spend decades behind bars for the murder and mutilation of Broadwater man Edward "Ned" Kelly.

Stenberg, 47, had pleaded guilty to the killing.

During the sentencing hearing it had been revealed there was a long history of conflict between Stenberg and Mr Kelly, his neighbour, and that on the day of the murder he had told Mr Kelly "I am going to f*** you up".

Stenberg's barrister Chris Bruce had told the court his client decapitated Mr Kelly in a panic, after shooting him in the head.

However, Justice Monika Schmidt expressed scepticism over that suggestion, saying she was "struggling with that submission", and today it was revealed Stenberg was hearing "voices" on the night of the killing.

"A voice told him to "take it off"... So he cut off his head with a knife," the court has heard.

The court had previously been told Stenberg was suffering a psychotic form of depression the night he murdered Mr Kelly.

Justice Schmidt has just now sentenced Stenberg to 25 years' prison for the murder.

Our Sydney reporter Jessica Grewal is in the court to relay details of the sentencing.

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