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Mum’s last moments before horrifying death


Jarrod Sierocki

A 48-year-old man has appeared in court on murder charges connected to the disappearance of Karen Chetcuti.

Karen Chetcuti’s charred remains were found five days after she went missing in January 2016.

A MAN who tortured a mother-of-two before burning her alive is the latest to join a long line of vicious murderers to slip through the Victoria’s parole net.

Michael Cardamone, 50, was on parole for the violent rape of a teenager when he tortured and killed popular Wangaratta council worker Karen Chetcuti, 49, who disappeared on January 12, 2016.

Police allege Cardamone sedated his neighbour with animal tranquilliser, tied her wrists and ankles with cable ties, duct tape and rope, fractured her skull and ribs, then set her on fire while she was alive.

Jarrod Sierocki

Mother-of-two Karen Chetcuti was a popular council worker.Source:Supplied

It is also alleged Cardamone injected Ms Chetcuti with battery acid and drove over her dead body.

He pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Melbourne on Friday morni…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/courts-law/michael-cardamone-confesses-to-murder-of-karen-chetcuti-who-was-tortured-and-burned-alive/news-story/d7c6f1ece54a01334772492297c97d47

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