FYANS Creek woman Janice Bufton, 68, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison over the murder of her former partner Colin Snooks.
Bufton faced the Supreme Court in Melbourne on Friday for sentencing.
The sentence included a period of 18 years in which Bufton would not be eligible for parole, but did include the 683 days Bufton has already served in custody.
She was convicted in May of the murder of Colin Snooks across a 10-day trial.
A jury ruled that Bufton hit and killed Mr Snooks with a Holden Colorado utility vehicle on the driveway of her Fyans Creek property on October 30, 2017.
When handing down the sentence, Justice Andrew Tinney considered the evidence given during a plea hearing conducted in late August.
During that hearing the crown prosecutor, Kevin Armstrong and defence lawyer Tom Danos gave evidence they believed should impact Justice Andrew Tinney's decision.
On Friday Justice Tinney opened by reminding Bufton the maximum penalty for murder was life.
He also referred to Bufton's own account of events on October 30, 2017 as "dishonest".
Justice Tinney recounted some of the evidence heard during the 10-day trial in May.
"The injuries (to Colin Snooks) were described by the pathologist as severe and non-survivable," he said.
"I cannot sentence you on the conclusion that you had the intention to kill; I sentence you on the basis that you had at least the intention of causing really serious injury to Mr Snooks.
"I am satisfied your anger towards Mr Snooks ... is what led to the swelling of your murderous rage.
"It must have been obviously to you that your use of the dangerous weapon that was a vehicle carried the inevitability of violence.
"Your moral culpability is very high."
Justice Tinney said he took into account in his sentence Bufton's poor health, and the fact she may "die in custody".
He said her sentence was not based on her plea of not guilty, but that Bufton's previous offers to plead guilty to lesser crimes of manslaughter did not help her cause.
Justice Tinney called those offers a "tactical" decision.
"Yours was a serious example of the crime of murder using the dangerous weapon of a motor vehicle with you carried out the crime of violence," he said.
"He had failed to bend to your will and you were not going to take it."
Justice Tinney said Bufton's prospects of rehabilitation were good.
Throughout the hearing Bufton appeared tense, leaning forward in the stand and frowning.
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