A MAN who fatally stabbed a Bendigo newsagent will live at a psychiatric facility indefinitely.
Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Curtain today handed Antony John Duguid, 47, a paranoid schizophrenic with a 20-year history of mental illness, an indeterminate sentence with a nominal custodial term of 25 years at Thomas Embling Hospital in Fairfield, the Herald Sun reports.
Late on October 18, 2011 Duguid stabbed newsagency owner Garry Angus 30 times in the hand, face and neck, in the Bendigo shop he operated with his wife.
Duguid admitted the attack the following day.
The court heard last month Duguid, who refers to himself as Crow, lived by his own belief system, which he called Crow’s Law.
Justice Curtain found Duguid was mentally impaired after psychiatric evidence indicated that although he was aware of what he was doing, he was not aware it was wrong.
Duguid expressed anti-homosexual beliefs and repeatedly got tested for sexually transmitted diseases, the court heard.
Both the prosecution and defence had agreed that Duguid was mentally impaired.
Duguid was led from the court past supporters of the deceased Mr Angus, some of whom said to him, "See ya, scum" and "D---head", while others wept.
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