After murdering the young woman, it was revealed Todd, 19, bought a pie and coffee, returned to the Carlton North crime scene, and searched online for rape pornography, and news reports about the deceased.
‘Your actions in doing so were of pure and unmitigated evil,’ said the judge in his sentencing remarks, describing Eurydice as ‘totally vulnerable and defenceless’.
‘You knew what you were doing was wrong, well understanding the effects of choking a female victim.’
As well as his previously reported mild autism – which the judge rejected as the driving factor in his crime – it was revealed that Todd has been diagnosed with sexual sadism disorder.
Todd had fantasised about violent rape and murder, described by the judge as ‘dark and sick fantasy’. The judge also referenced his upbringing, including living in a home of ‘complete squalor’, as mitigating factors in his offending.
The crime stunned Melbourne, and galvanised widespread community action, including vigils and increased public dialogue about violence against women.
Rest in peace, Eurydice.