Adrian Bayley was on parole for raping five prostitutes at time of Jill Meagher murder


O’Neill said she feels ‘sickened’ that she continued to date Bayley for months afterwards but he "got into my mind."

"I don’t know why I didn’t leave him at that point," she said.

"I wanted to see him and I knew it was wrong but he manipulated me I guess. I felt like I really loved Adrian. He really had a hold on me.

"He dressed so well, talked with manners and he always had his hair in a smart style. I had no idea of what he had really been in prison for, I feel sick."

Meanwhile, Bayley's former best friend, 27-year-old Dan Spana, has labeled him a "monster" who deserves to "suffer in prison."

"A death sentence is too easy for him. I want him to suffer with life in prison for what he did to that poor woman.

"If anyone met Adrian before they knew this, what he had done – they would have thought him a nice guy.  He really deceived everyone,’ said Mr Spana.

"He is evil – sick in the head. He was so strong. He liked to fight in the ring and keeping fit and strength was a high priority to him. He didn’t mind having a fight, he enjoyed it. How could that poor woman have ever stood a chance?

"It’s sick. I don’t know how someone could do that to a woman. He was  so kind to me and I never even  had the slightest clue what he was capable of."