A callous killer who will spend the rest of his life behind bars isn't objecting to a bid for compensation by the family of his victim.
Karen Chetcuti-Verbunt was murdered in an "extraordinarily vicious, callous and thoroughly unprovoked" attack by her neighbour Michael Cardamone in January 2016.
Her now-adult children Jack and Kate, and her former husband Tony Chetcuti, have made a joint application for compensation from Cardamone.
Cardamone's lawyer said the application was not being opposed.
Ms Chetcuti-Verbunt was sedated with a horse tranquilliser, injected with battery acid and bashed while held prisoner for hours by Cardamone before being burnt alive in remote bushland and then run over with a car.
Her body was found on Kate's 14th birthday, the family's barrister Jim Dounias said.
The Chetcuti family are also suing the state for damages in a separate case, claiming Cardamone wasn't properly supervised after his earlier release from prison.
He was on parole at the time of the murder, having served time for raping a 15-year-old girl.
Cardamone's property at Whorouly, near Wangaratta, has been sold and he has $155,000 in a trust account.
It's not known if he has assets beyond that.
Justice Lex Lasry, who sentenced the killer, questioned what would happen if he awarded the family compensation far exceeding the killer's assets.
Mr Dounias said he could order the money be divided proportionally, so each family member received a percentage of the known assets.
The remainder would be outstanding if further assets are found.
Justice Lasry said it was "very likely" a compensation judgment would never be satisfied.
The Supreme Court heard Kate, Jack and Tony Chetcuti have suffered ongoing and lifelong psychological effects from the murder.
"The horror of it all, although it may lessen, will never resolve," Mr Dounias said.
Cardamone was the first person in Victoria to be jailed for life without parole, without having a prior murder conviction.
Victoria's Court of Appeal last year upheld Justice Lasry's sentence, adding Cardamone had "no regard for human life and would inevitably pose a danger to the community" if he was ever to be released.
The compensation case will return to court a later date.
Australian Associated Press