Vincent Stanford has been given a life sentence in jail for the killing and sexual assault of school teacher Stephanie Scott.
ABC News reports that when delivering the sentence, Justice Robert Hulme said Stanford showed no remorse for his actions. He was confident that Stanford still presented a major threat to the safety of the community if he were set free.
"The level of culpability is so extreme that it warrants the maximum penalty," Justice Hulme said.
He sentenced Stanford to 15 years in jail for aggravated sexual assault and a life sentence for her murder.
Stephanie Scott went missing in April 2015, only days before she was going to be married. Police arrested Vincent Stanford four days after she was last seen.
Stephanie Scott's mother, Merrillyn Scott, spoke outside the courtroom after the sentencing about her family's loss.
"The past 18 months have been a most difficult and harrowing time. So much has been taken away from us, and Stephanie has had everything taken away from her," she said.
"We need to be able to fade from public view, to mourn our beautiful girl and work our way through our grief," she said.
"Tomorrow we begin to celebrate Stephanie's too short, amazing life.
"This should be her 28th birthday, the second one we celebrate without her. We will be having a cup of tea and a mint-sliced biscuit."
Vincent Stanford's brother, Marcus Stanford, was recently released after spending 15 months in jail for accessory to murder.