A man dubbed the “Facebook killer” has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for the murder of his young daughter.
24-year-old Ramazan “Ramzy” Acar was so known due to a status update of “bout to kill ma kid” posted before he committed the horrific murder, stabbing the two-year-old Yazmina and leaving her to die. Acar taunted the girl’s mother, Rachelle D’Argent, who he had been arrested and prosecuted for assaulting in the past. Via Bossip, a chilling account of the events before the murder:
The AFP reports that Acar had picked up Yazmina at D’Argent’s home earlier that day, telling her was taking the girl to a local candy shop. After taking Yazmina, Acar communicated with D’Argent by phone and via a bizarre series of text messages, at one point telling her she would not get her child back and asking whether he should kill the girl in a car crash or stab her. “How does it feel to not have your child when I did not have mine for three months?” he is quoted as saying. He also said: “I loved you Rachelle and look what you’ve made me do.”
After the killing, Acar is said to have posted updates including “payback u slut” and “it’s ova I did it.” Melbourne Magistrates Court Justice Elizabeth Curtain noted during the sentencing:
“More than that, the victim was your infant daughter, and she was killed by the one man in the world whose duty it was to love, nurture and protect her,” Justice Curtain said. “As such, your conduct was a fundamental breach of the trust that reposes between parent and child, a fundamental breach of a parent’s most fundamental obligation.
“Further, you committed this murder for the worst possible motives – revenge and spite. You killed your daughter to get back at her mother. You used your daughter, an innocent victim, as the instrument of your overarching desire to inflict pain on your former partner.”
While in custody, Acar told police he had planned to kill himself as well, but stated he lacked “the balls.”