Pregnant partner’s killer arrested, 22 years

Joshua Homann, 40, was found guilty in March of the murder of the 37-year-old Kirralee Paepaerei in September 2015 with the attack, which is also the death of her unborn child.

Kirralee Paepaerei 49 times, was stabbed to death. Picture: Supplied

Homann. Picture: Supplied

Condemnation of Homann in the New South Wales Supreme Court said on Friday to a maximum of 30 years in prison, justice Lucy McCallum, his case had a “extreme noise of violence”.

They confirmed that Homann experienced since some psychosis at the time, contributed to by his use of the drug ice, but that it is not the his guilt for the crime.

Homann had taken over responsibility for Ms Paepaerei death, but he denied murdering her.

His lawyer had told jurors during his trial that the case was about mental illness, but as domestic violence or drug use.