The man who killed Flat Bush mother Xi Wang has been sentenced to life in prison.
Ephraim Beazley, who last month admitted to murdering his ex-wife as she held their two-year-old son in her arms, appeared in the High Court today.
Beazley will spend at least 17 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole.
Justice Simon Moore considered Beazley’s lack of remorse, early guilty plea and no previous convictions in his sentencing, according to Radio NZ.
Justice Moore described the attack as “calculated” and heartbreakingly incomprehensible for Wang’s family, RNZ reported.
Beazley, who had been estranged from Wang for two years, travelled from Rotorua on December 10 to east Auckland where he violently attacked her at her front door, court documents have revealed.
The Herald obtained a police summary of facts which reported that shortly after 10pm, Beazley arrived at Wang’s home in Flat Bush intending to kill her.
Beazley knocked on the door and when Wang opened it, without speaking he stabbed her several times in the neck, body and legs.
When he knew he had done enough to kill her, he fled the scene.
He left their son in her arms, the Herald reported.
He made his way on foot to Botany Town Centre where he called police and told them what he had done.
Wang was rushed to hospital in critical condition, but died later that night from her injuries.