Nathan Smith, Belinda Colbran sentenced for Aaron Monaco murder

‘Callous’ killers sentenced for Newnham stabbing murder TweetFacebook Murder investigationTwo murderers have each been sentenced to 24 years’ jail for killing Aaron Matthew Monaco at Parua Road, Newnham.
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Justice Gregory Geason described Nathan Thomas Smith and Belinda Leone Colbran’s actions as callous and having total disregard for another human being.

The victim’s sister Holly Mason-White was in court every day throughout Colbran’s trial and read a victim impact statement during sentencing submissions.

Outside of court on Thursday, Ms Mason-White and her family said they were relieved the case was over.

Mr Monaco was stabbed six times after getting into a verbal argument with the couple at unit owned by Smith.

Nathan Thomas Smith. Picture: The Examiner

ThroughoutColbran’s trial, the court heard the couple was angry at Mr Monaco for overstaying his welcome, having no regard for Smith’s property and not paying rent.

The couple had been drinking andsmoking marijuanaat Colbran’s Ravenswood house prior to catching a taxi to Smith’sNewnham unit.

An argument broke out between the couple and Mr Monaco shortly before the murderers stabbed him multiple times.

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Mr Monaco was found at a neighbour’s door “soaked in blood”on November 4, 2016.

As he sat on the door step bleeding, the 41-year-old told police that Nathan Thomas Smith was responsible for stabbing him.

Smith pleadguilty to murder on the day he was due to stand trial alongside Colbran. He will be eligible for parole after 14 years.

A jury found Colbran guilty of the murder and she will be eligible for parole after 13 years.

The Examiner

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