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Father of murdered domestic violence victim pays tribute

THE father of murdered Sydney woman Rachelle Yeo has paid tribute to domestic violence victims following a guilty-verdict in the trial against her killer.

Ms Yeo, 31, was stabbed to death in her Northern Beaches apartment in 2012.

The trial heard she had recently ended her affair with married Gold Coast salesman Paul Mulvihill.

When she returned from work one night, Mulvihill, who was secretly waiting outside, followed her up the stairs to her apartment.

He claimed the pair had fought and Ms Yeo had been "accidentally" stabbed but the prosecution described the murder as planned and fuelled by a "burning resentment".

According to the Herald, it took a jury less than two hours to find Mulvihill guilty.

His defence team asked that he be placed on suicide watch.

Outside court, Roger Yeo said there were "no winners" in the case and that "unfortunately...over 70 women are killed every year by their partners and ex-partners and our daughter was one of them".

Mulvihill will be sentenced at a later date.

Topics:  domestic violence


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