A Sydney man who brutally stabbed his wife to death in front of their teenage daughter, has been sentenced to at least 18 years behind bars.
The 60 year old was found guilty of murder in March, after stabbing Salwa Haydar inside their Bexley home more than 30 times, and also wounding his daughter during the attack.
It means he won't step outside prison walls until 2035 at the earliest when he'll be 78.
After he was sentenced Haydar stood up in the dock, making a speech saying "When I did what I did I was not normal and I was totally insane."
The judge unsuccessfully tried to stop him speaking a number of times and Haydar continued saying how much he still loved and adored his daughters, who sat crying in the public gallery.
"I love you all, I adore you my daughters, I love you so much, I am very, very sorry," Haydar said.
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