Killer stabbed a mum to death and left her to be found bleeding out by her ...

Killer who stabbed a mum to death and left her bloodied body to be found by her 11-year-old twin girls says he 'hates himself' for the murder - and begs for a more LENIENT sentence Scott Alan Murdoch, 42, stabbed Kylie Blackwood, 42, in the chest and throat  The woman's 11-year-old twin daughters found her stabbed and dying body The prosecution lawyer argued for a life sentence in prison without parole Murdoch's lawyer said a guilty plea saved the daughters from giving evidence

By Charlotte Karp and Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:29 GMT, 4 March 2020 | Updated: 05:29 GMT, 4 March 2020

Kylie Blackwood's (pictured) daughters found her dying of stab wounds on the couch after walking home from school

Kylie Blackwood's (pictured) daughters found her dying of stab wounds on the couch after walking home from school

A killer who stabbed a mum in the chest and throat then left her in a pool of blood for her twin daughters to discover has begged for a lenient sentence.

Scott Alan Murdoch, 42, stabbed Kylie Blackwood, 42, multiple times in her Pakenham home, south-east of Melbourne, on August 1, 2013.

The woman's 11-year-old daughters found her stabbed and dying on the couch after walking home from school.

In Murdoch's sentencing submission hearing at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Wednesday, a letter read by his lawyer Jim Shaw on his behalf said, 'I hate myself for what has gone on', ABC reported.

'I know I've destroyed her [Ms Blackwood's] husband and kids' life. I'm sorry.'

The prosecution lawyer argued for

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