Tiny terrorist jailed for 42 years

'She came to Australia to kill': Burqa-clad Bangladeshi international student refuses to stand for the judge as she's jailed for 42 years for cowardly stabbing her innocent homestay host  Shoma, then 24, had been in Australia on a student visa for just a week  Justice Lesley Ann Taylor on Wednesday sentenced Shoma to 42 years' jail  Crime described as  'despicable' and 'cowardly'

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 02:43 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 05:12 BST, 5 June 2019

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A Bangladeshi student who stabbed her Melbourne homestay host in a terror act has been jailed for 42 years. 

Momena Shoma, who refused to stand for the judge, admitted engaging in a terror act when she plunged a knife into Roger Singaravelu's neck while he dozed beside his five-year-old daughter inside his Mill Park home on February 9, 2018.

Shoma, then 24, had been in Australia on a student visa for just a week when she attacked Mr Singaravelu in the name of violent jihad, using a 25cm kitchen knife.

Justice Lesley Ann Taylor on Wednesday sentenced Shoma to 42 years' jail with a non-parole period of 31 years and six months, calling the crime 'despicable' and 'cowardly'.

Momena Shoma, 24, who refused to stand for the Melbourne judge, fronted court in a burqa showing just her eyes

Momena Shoma, 24, who refused to stand for the Melbourne judge, fronted court in a burqa showing just her eyes

Diminutive Shoma (above) only came to Australia to kill someone

Diminutive Shoma (above)

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