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NSW mother-daughter killer jailed for life

NSW pedophile and killer Daniel James Holdom is beginning the first of two life sentences for the brutal murders of his girlfriend and her young daughter.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty in July - a week before his trial was due to start - to the December 2008 murders of his girlfriend of two months, Karlie Pearce-Stevenson, 20, and Khandalyce Pearce, aged two-and-a-half.

Ms Pearce-Stevenson's remains were found in NSW's Belanglo State Forest in 2010, but were not identified until her daughter's remains were discovered in 2015, in a suitcase dumped beside a South Australian highway.

In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday Holdom was handed two life sentences for the sexual violation and killing of both Ms Stevenson and her daughter.

He has been in jail since 2013 after he sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl and has a litany of other crimes to his name.

Ms Stevenson's family said Holdom's brutality will haunt them forever and he had forfeited his right to exist.

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