Man jailed for bludgeoning friend to death after row about dog
A man who challenged a close friend about his ill-treatment of a dog has been jailed for at least 13 years and six months for murdering him in "a spontaneous outburst of rage".
Kenneth Christopher Washbrook, 48, pleaded guilty in April to murdering Scott Hammond, 48, by repeatedly striking him with a wooden pole in July 2013 at the victim's home at Tahmoor south of Sydney.
Washbrook, who had been in jail with Mr Hammond and had regarded him as a brother, launched the attack after they argued over Mr Hammond beating a dog he had previously injured.
In the NSW Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Michael Walton jailed him for 18 years with a non-parole period of 13 years and six months.
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