A Victorian man who says he cannot remember shooting dead his
father and uncle has been jailed for 34 years.
Ross James Streeter murdered his father Doug Streeter and
uncle John Streeter at their sheep farm in Natte Yallock in
March last year.
Streeter, 31, of Bendigo, shot dead both men, aged in their
Despite pleading guilty, he said he could not remember his
Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry on Wednesday jailed
Streeter for 34 years with a minimum 25 years.
Streeter listened closely during his sentencing but was
Justice Lasry described the case as extraordinary, with no
motive nor explanation for the double killing.
"Your actions are entirely unexplained by you," he said.
"In many senses, the horror of your crimes lies in the lack
Despite this, he found Streeter's actions deliberate and
Justice Lasry said he was dubious about Streeter's claimed
memory loss of the killings, but could not conclude beyond
reasonable doubt he was pretending he couldn't remember.
The judge also accepted he felt remorse.
He said the events were tragedy for him, his family and even
the rural town in which they live.
"There is an air of desperate disbelief that you could have
done what you did," Justice Lasry said.
"The effect of what you've done will be lifelong not only for
you but for them."