A Melbourne man who murdered his girlfriend’s lover in a jealous rage before stuffing his body in a wheelie bin has been jailed for 21 years.
Jason Considine, 36, was jailed by the Supreme Court of Victoria today after admitting the murder of 45-year-old Ashley Phillips in May 2017.
Also today, Considine’s lover Natasha Hogan, 27, was released from custody after she was deemed to have already served enough time for her role in helping stash the body and clean the crime scene.
The court was previously told Hogan had engaged in sex acts with the victim, who she had met on Facebook two years earlier and had more recently invited him to be part of a threesome.
On the day of the killing, Considine spontaneously become violent and attacked Mr Phillips in the lounge room of a Preston apartment, choking him three or four times before he died, the court was told.
Mr Phillips’ body was stuffed in a bin and left on the nature strip near the apartment.
A garbage collector made the discovery when emptying the bin, thinking he saw a human body fall from the refuse while watching the CCTV system in the cabin of his truck.