An ice user who fatally bashed and stabbed his partner in the Melbourne house where they lived as squatters is due to be sentenced for murder.
Phuc Thien Tang, 50, killed Hoa Thi Huynh, 44, during an argument at the unoccupied St Albans house where they were living in September.
Tang reportedly struck Ms Huynh to the head with a vacuum cleaner pipe and stabbed her in the face with a samurai sword in an ice-fuelled rage.
The body of Ms Huynh, a mother of two, was found at the address on September 10, three days after she died.
Tang, who has pleaded guilty to murder, is scheduled to be sentenced by Supreme Court Justice Lesley Taylor on Monday.