Double killer jailed for 34 years

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 60s.

Despite pleading guilty, he said he could not remember his crime.

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 emotionless.

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 of motivation."

Despite this, he found Streeter's actions deliberate and calculated.

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."

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