A NSW abattoir employee who stabbed a piece colleague 49 instances however was discovered not responsible of homicide due to ‘excessive provocation’ is an efficient bloke, his stepsister says.
Giving proof as a defence witness within the Newcastle Supreme Court docket on Wednesday, Layla Value stated she was shocked when informed her stepbrother, Jamie Cust, had stabbed somebody to demise in 2018.
‘It simply didn’t appear something like he’d do,’ Ms Value stated.
Cust, 22, claimed he freaked out after waking as much as discover Filipino nationwide Jesus Bebita sexually assaulting him.
A jury discovered Cust not responsible of murdering Mr Bebita, 41, however responsible of manslaughter on December 17, 2018.
The 2 males had been buddies and colleagues on the JBS Meatworks at Scone when Cust was invited over to Mr Bebita’s unit for just a few drinks.
Jesus Bebita was stabbed 49 instances following an undesirable sexual advance in the direction of his work colleague Jamie Cust
Slaughterhouse employee Jamie Cust informed police he ‘freaked out’ when he woke as much as Mr Bebita touching his penis after an evening of ingesting
Mr Bebita’s physique was present in a pool of blood within the rest room the subsequent morning after having been stabbed 49 instances in a frenzied assault.
Cust known as his stepfather, Viv Value, at 4.14am to choose him up and on the drive again to Muswellbrook informed him, ‘I stabbed him as a result of he tried to rape me.’
‘I believe he’s lifeless. I wakened, my pants had been down and he was rubbing his dick on me,’ Cust informed his stepfather.
After showering and placing his blood-soaked garments in rubbish baggage, Cust turned himself in at Muswellbrook police station.
Mr Value informed the courtroom on Wednesday he had begun a relationship with Cust’s mom in 1998 in Muswellbrook when the boy was about six months previous and the couple had Layla a 12 months later.
Mr Value stated the couple separated in 2001 and Cust’s mom went to Sydney earlier than each kids had been left deserted at Muswellbrook practice station about two years later and he raised them each as his personal.
He described Cust as being hysterical when he picked him up after the deadly stabbing and admitted he’d achieved the incorrect factor and will have simply bashed Mr Bebita.
‘The individual that I do know, he wouldn’t have achieved stuff like that,’ Mr Value stated.
Prosecutor Brendan Queenan urged Justice Helen Wilson to think about the manslaughter case was on the higher vary of seriousness given Cust had stabbed Mr Bebita 49 instances, pursuing him from the bed room, down the hallway into the lavatory because the sufferer desperately tried to flee.
Defence barrister Paul Rosser QC stated Cust had unusually good prospects of rehabilitation as a result of he had at all times been a employee and was near his stepfather and sister who had by no means seen him act violently up to now.
Justice Wilson famous anybody deserted at such a younger age by their mom would have been anticipated to show to medication, and be out and in of jail however this was not the case with Cust.
After Cust’s arrest, he requested an officer, ‘Do you assume I’m a foul individual?’ The officer replied, ‘You have got murdered somebody, mate, it doesn’t get any worse.’
Cust made a stabbing movement along with his hand and stated, ‘I simply stabbed him and it took ages for him to die.’
He later informed detectives: ‘I wakened and we had been in mattress collectively and he was touching my penis and I freaked out.’
Police discovered a notice in Cust’s bag indicating he had been desirous about fleeing north after killing Mr Bebita.
Cust shall be sentenced on Thursday.