Eurydice Dixon murder trial Melbourne: Killer jailed for life

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() The man who raped and murdered aspiring Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon has been sentenced to life behind bars.

Jaymes Todd, 20,  followed Ms Dixon, 22, for more than an hour before he attacked her as she walked through Princes Park in Carlton North on her way home from a comedy gig on June 12 last year. 

Her body was found less than a kilometre away from her home.  

Todd was sentenced to life behind bars with a non-parole period of 35 years on Monday morning.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Kaye told Todd he attacked Ms Dixon 'in a most callous and cowardly manner' and described his actions as 'the darkest form of human thinking'.

Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon was murdered on her way home from a gig in June 2018

Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon was murdered on her way home from a gig in June 2018

Jaymes Todd's face was hidden in his shirt as he was led into court for sentencing on Monday

Jaymes Todd's face was hidden in his shirt as he was led into court for sentencing on Monday

'You waited until she was in the darkest reaches of the park ... the sheer terror ... is unimaginable,' Judge Kaye said.

'Her last moments on this earth must have been utterly horrifying for her.' 

Todd has autism and has been diagnosed with sexual sadism disorder since being in custody. 

Justice Kaye threw out the argument that Todd's autism was a factor in his offending.

Jaymes Todd (pictured) was sentenced on Monday

Jaymes Todd (pictured) was sentenced on Monday

Before the murder Todd fantasised about violent non-consensual sex culminating in a woman's death, Victoria's Supreme Court was earlier told.

But the young man claimed the rape and murder didn't go as he planned, psychologist James Ogloff said.

After the murder, Todd, then 19,  bought a pie and coffee, went back to the Carlton North crime scene, and googled rape and pornography as well as stories about his victim.

Todd initially denied killing Ms Dixon but later confessed  to police in the face of overwhelming evidence against him, including CCTV of him following Ms Dixon.

He pleaded guilty to the rape and murder last November.

Justice Kaye had previously indicated he would consider sentencing Todd to life without parole, if he found the man had premeditated the

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