Posted: 20 September, 2016
NSW Man Jailed For Murdering Ex-Partner
A real estate agent has been jailed for at least 18 years for beating his former partner to death in a frenzied attack while she was asleep in her bed in her NSW Central Coast home.
Ricardo Francis Dasilva, 66, was found guilty of using an unidentified weapon to murder well-regarded teacher Amanda Carter, 46, in May 2010 after becoming angry over the ending of their relationship.
In sentencing him on Tuesday, Justice Ian Harrison said that after the split, Dasilva sent anonymous letters to newspapers and to Ms Carter's school claiming she was in a sexual relationship with a student.