Barbieri sentenced to 35 years for police murder

Barbieri sentenced to 35 years for police murder

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A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in jail, for the murder of a NSW policeman two years ago.

Mitchell Barbieri had previously pleaded guilty to the stabbing murder of Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, during a siege at a property in Oakville in December 2012.

He has today been sentenced to 35 year prison, with a non-parole period of 26 years, while his mother Fiona Barbieri has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for her involvement.

Justice Robert Allan Hulme has told the court Fiona Barbieri had paranoid and psychotic delusions, and Mitchell Barbieri had been suffering transferred delusional disorder, which likely contributed to their actions.

But he’s said the sentence must also reflect the “harm to the community [that] is always caused when events like this happen.”

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has paid tribute to Detective Inspector Anderson outside the courtroom, saying he will never be forgotten.

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