A Maltese man convicted of killing multimillionaire Herman Rockefeller in Australia will be deported to Malta in the coming weeks.

Mario Schembri, 64, was handed a nine-year prison sentence in 2010 after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Melbourne businessman Mr Rockefeller during a swingers' meet-up gone wrong and dismembering the body. 

Australian media reported that he will be sent back to Malta on the completion of his sentence, despite his requests to remain in the country. He argued that he had been living in Australia from a very young age and had raised a family there. 

During the trial, the court had heard how Mr Schembri and his partner Bernadette Denny had responded to an advert placed by Mr Rockefeller in a swingers' magazine. However, a second meeting between the three ended in a fight, during which he punched Mr Rockefeller, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Mr Schembri then dismembered Mr Rockefeller using a chainsaw before burning his remains in a 44 gallon drum in a friend's yard, The Herald Sun reported. 

Ms Denny also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison. 

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