At least 30 years for axe murder


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A teenage relative of backpacker killer Ivan Milat has been jailed for at least 30 years for the axe murder of a friend in bushland south of Sydney.
In 2010, David Auchterlonie was struck over the head with an axe in the Belanglo State Forest, the same place where Ivan Milat buried seven victims in the 1990s.
He was lured there on his 17th birthday.
Photo: Tortured: 17-year-old David Auchterlonie. (

Two 19-year-olds, Cohen Klein and Matthew Milat - who is Ivan Milat's great nephew - pleaded guilty to his murder. Milat hit the victim with the axe while Klein made a mobile phone recording.
Today Milat was jailed for 43 years with a non-parole period of 30 years, while Klein was jailed for up to 32 years with a minimum sentence of 22 years.

Justice Mathews said Auchterlonie was tortured for the last two minutes of his life in a cold-blooded, pre-meditated killing.
"This was a thrill kill on the part of Milat," she said.