Australia The Muesli Company owner Peter Pavlis sentenced to 17 years' jail for murdering business partner

05:56  09 august  2018
05:56  09 august  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

'You left her lying there, helpless, afraid and dying': Muesli entrepreneur, 76, who murdered his business partner, 49, is slammed by her loved ones in court for murdering her 'in a jealous rage'

  'You left her lying there, helpless, afraid and dying': Muesli entrepreneur, 76, who murdered his business partner, 49, is slammed by her loved ones in court for murdering her 'in a jealous rage' A Melbourne muesli company boss who murdered his business partner described her as a 'nice person', in an apology that the victim's supporters found hard to take. Peter Pavlis, the 76-year-old founder of The Muesli Company, has pleaded guilty to murdering co-director Jennifer Borchardt, 49, at her Richmond home on July 25, 2017. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited While the motive remains blurry, prosecutors say Pavlis killed Ms Borchardt out of 'jealousy or anger' that morning before heading to work as if nothing was wrong.

An elderly Melbourne muesli company boss who murdered his business partner , with whom he had a father-daughter-like relationship, will likely die in jail after being sentenced to 17 years behind bars. In sentencing 76-year-old Peter Pavlis today

An elderly Melbourne muesli company boss who murdered his business partner , with whom he had a father-daughter-like relationship, will likely die in jail after being sentenced to 17 years behind bars. In sentencing 76-year-old Peter Pavlis today

Peter Pavlis pleaded guilty to murdering Jennifer Borchardt. © Provided by ABC News Peter Pavlis pleaded guilty to murdering Jennifer Borchardt.

The founder of The Muesli Company has been sentenced to 17 years' jail for murdering his business partner in a vicious stabbing.

Peter Pavlis, 76, pleaded guilty to killing his colleague Jennifer Borchardt at her Richmond home, in Melbourne's inner-east, in 2017.

In sentencing, Justice Lesley Taylor said he carried out brutal and frenzied killing, but his motive remained unclear.

Judge Taylor told the court regardless of what triggered his actions, they were callous and cowardly.

Pavlis will serve 12 years in jail before being eligible for parole.

Pavlis has been diagnosed with dementia, and during the trial told the court he did not know how he stabbed Ms Borchardt.

"What I did I had no right to do," he said.

"I still can't understand how I did it.

"I'm sorry — she was a nice person."

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