Current Ex Rebels President Assassinated by Sniper Shot at the Motorplex Perth - WA

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fortunatecrow

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And then he takes on another job for them! Interesting that they said they couldn't afford to pay him the full amount but then pay him hundreds of thousands more for a second hit.

Note to self: When doing a hit for bikies get the full amount up front.
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javaguice

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Well shit guys... you reckon he will say no?
Anyway, I think it was organised at the same time....
 

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'But what people did not know was that police had a very strong lead that they were chasing.

A crucial mistake by the sniper meant police were able to gather evidence and build a case against him.

The killer, who cannot be identified, had taken his rifle to a licensed armourer in January and asked for the barrel to be replaced.

He then collected the rifle less than one week later, the West Australian Supreme Court was told this week.

The man who assassinated Nick Martin.

The man who assassinated Nick Martin. Credit: The West Australian

The following month, police attended the armourer’s premises and seized the rifle barrel.

Forensic testing confirmed projectiles fired from it were consistent with the bullet removed from Mr Chapman.

Investigators further established that the man was at the motorplex at the time of the shooting and specifically at the location from where the shot was fired.

He was identified as a suspect and placed under surveillance, the court was told.'

Worth a read in full.
 

utility

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The killer, who cannot be identified, had taken his rifle to a licensed armourer in January and asked for the barrel to be replaced.
I'm no reputable hitman but this is dumber than dumb.

Surely you figure out how to 'safely' dispose of a murder weapon prior to conducting a murder, or use an unlicensed (illegal) firearm.
 

Kwality

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I'm no reputable hitman but this is dumber than dumb.

Surely you figure out how to 'safely' dispose of a murder weapon prior to conducting a murder, or use an unlicensed (illegal) firearm.

His presence on the net alone should have been a worry to any potential clients.
 

BFew

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Wonder if we will even find out what the reasons for the appeal?


'“We are trying to suggest that the sentence was excessive but I can’t go into the reasons for (the appeal).”'

'He said up to the point of the murder, his client was “leading an exemplary life”'

'Outside court on Wednesday, Mr Manera said his client was “doing remarkably well, all things considered”.
“Bearing in mind the length of the sentence and the fairly isolated conditions he is living in,” he said.'

'In sentencing the sniper to a fixed term, Justice Stephen Hall said had the offender not promised to testify against Pye in future, he would have sentenced him to life with at least 30 years.'
 

MisterMarcus

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Wonder if we will even find out what the reasons for the appeal?


'“We are trying to suggest that the sentence was excessive but I can’t go into the reasons for (the appeal).”'

'He said up to the point of the murder, his client was “leading an exemplary life”'

'Outside court on Wednesday, Mr Manera said his client was “doing remarkably well, all things considered”.
“Bearing in mind the length of the sentence and the fairly isolated conditions he is living in,” he said.'

'In sentencing the sniper to a fixed term, Justice Stephen Hall said had the offender not promised to testify against Pye in future, he would have sentenced him to life with at least 30 years.'
I wonder if he's planned to testify against other people and/or other things?

It would account for both the appeal and the attempts at secrecy.
 

Kurve

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Heavily-tattooed bikie Dayne Brajkovich has been booted out of the Hells Angels motorcycle club but it’s unlikely he will be with his own company for long, according to Up Late host Ben Harvey.

Harvey, who as The West Australian’s chief crime reporter has covered many of the bikie’s exploits, told how Brajkovich would likely join another gang - and it would only take “one idiot” to spark a turf war.

Brajkovich — a long-time member of the club — was forced out of the gang last week following a major dispute with other senior members.

It is rumoured the 42-year-old was unhappy with some of the Hells Angels mixing with bikies from other gangs at parties.

 

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Also selling his $900.000 house, must be big money in driving a Demolition truck to be able to afford this?
 

jason_recliner

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Also selling his $900.000 house, must be big money in driving a Demolition truck to be able to afford this?
Unfoirtunately $900,000 isn't an expensive house any more and you don't need a big income to buy one. Heaps of truck drivers could afford it (I'm not for one second suggesting his primary source of income is driving a truck).
 

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'Roebourne Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Mark Barratt said officers were conducting a coronial investigation into the sudden death and it was not being treated as suspicious.

WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said information received indicated the person may have died of natural causes.'
 

javaguice

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'Roebourne Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Mark Barratt said officers were conducting a coronial investigation into the sudden death and it was not being treated as suspicious.

WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said information received indicated the person may have died of natural causes.'
Paywalled - probably heart issues from steroids and the covid vacination.
 

BFew

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Does being an ex-bikie, and having been in a cohort with Nick Martin (RIP), classify you as having a comorbidity in WA?
 
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