"THE sadistic killer who dismembered a childcare worker and dumped her body parts off a pier had murdered twice before, it can now be revealed.
In a move that took police and prosecutors by surprise, John Leslie Coombes yesterday pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to the murder of Raechel Betts, 27.
Coombes strangled Ms Betts and cut her up in a bathtub after an argument at the Phillip Island home of co-accused Nicole Godfrey in August 2009.
Told Coombes had killed twice before, Betts' family called for a review of the parole system.
Her body parts were placed in plastic bags and thrown off a pier at nearby Newhaven."