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Australian killer of Irish woman jailed for life

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A serial sex offender was on Wednesday sentenced to life for the "savage" rape and murder of an Irish woman in a Melbourne street, a random killing which shocked the nation and led to an outpouring of emotion. 

A candle burns next to portrait of Jill Meagher during a memorial mass at St.Peters Catholic church in Drogheda, Ireland, on October 5, 2012. A serial sex offender was on Wednesday sentenced to life for the "savage" rape and murder of Meagher (an Irish) in a Melbourne street, a random killing which shocked Australia and led to an outpouring of emotion.

Adrian Ernest Bayley, who pleaded guilty, had a history of violence and was on parole at the time of the attack on Jill Meagher as she walked home alone after spending a night with friends last September.

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