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Fein managed to escape the attack by jumping over a second-floor balcony while still spurting blood.

The couple then fled to Tweed Heads and subsequently Byron Bay.

Noting that the jury refused to accept either’s version of events, Justice Martin Daubney sentenced Simpson to 14 years in jail and Prestidge to 12.

 


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