A woman who repeatedly stabbed her immobilised and defenceless former girlfriend after she had just fallen from an inner-Sydney balcony has been jailed for at least 19 years.
Zixi Wang, 30, was sentenced by Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the Supreme Court on Thursday to a maximum 25 years and six months after pleading guilty to the murder.
Justice Beech-Jones described her 'brutally' stabbing of 23-year-old Shuyu Zhou 58 times as an extreme example of domestic violence.
Zixi Wang, 30, (pictured) was sentenced by Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the Supreme Court on Thursday to a maximum 25 years and six months after pleading guilty to the murder
Wang (pictured) calmly catches the elevator down before repeatedly slashing her ex-girlfriend while she lay immobilised and defenceless
Wang inspects her hair in a mirror just moments before carryout out Shuyu Zhou's murder
'The final moments of Ms Zhou's far too brief life were lived in excruciating pain, fear and terror, all of which the offender is responsible for,' he said.
In June 2019, Ms Zhou visited Wang's Zetland apartment to pick up some belongings after ending their relationship four months earlier.
Neighbours heard screams coming from the apartment along with the sound of smashing and objects being dragged along the ground.
Frightened and wanting to escape, Ms Zhou tried to climb over the balcony but slipped and plunged five storeys down.
'Disturbing and graphic' video footage earlier played before the court showed the moment she landed facedown onto a fence before falling back onto the ground and writhing in pain.
Wang calmly catches the elevator down and makes a 'pitiless' inspection of her former partner before returning with a knife and repeatedly slashing her while she lay immobilised and defenceless.
The fifth-floor apartment building in Sydney's Zetaland area, where Ms Zhou fell is pictured
A forensic investigator takes pictures at the scene of the brutal crime on June 18, 2019
At one point inside the elevator Wang checks her appearance in the