What would you call a situation in which a man . . .
[P]unched his wife in the face and she fell to the ground.
He kicked her before smashing her face with a rock.
She suffered multiple fractures to her skull, ribs, vertebrae, and shoulder blades, as well as a ruptured liver.
The court heard the woman had taken out a domestic violence order against Conway a week before her death.
He had been convicted three times for previously assaulting her.
Well you don’t call it murder apparently. The convicted Katherine man Robert Conway, 37, “pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing his wife”. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail. Non-parole period? Five-and-a-half years.