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
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