Former Comancheros boss Mick Hawi
won’t face murder retrial after guilty plea to
Amy Dale Chief Court Reporter
The Daily Telegraph
September 05, 201411:09AM
Mick Hawi, pictured with his lawyer
after an earlier hearing, has pleaded guilty to the
lesser charge of manslaughter. Picture Craig
FORMER bikie boss Mick Hawi has
pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a man bashed and
stabbed to death during the 2009 Sydney Airport brawl.
Prosecutors indicated in the Supreme Court
today that they would accept the plea to the lesser charge,
after an appeals court quashed the Comanchero figure’s
murder conviction earlier this year.
Hawi was granted strict $700,000
conditional bail in June, pending an expected retrial.
Anthony Zervas, the brother of Hells
Angels member Pete gangs in the domestic terminal at Sydney
Airport.r, was stabbed several times and struck with a metal
bollard during the brawl between the warring gangs in the
domestic terminal at Sydney Airport.
The now 34-year-old was president of the
Sydney chapter of the Comancheros at the time of the brawl.
Hawi was convicted of murder in late 2011
after a nine-month trial and was the only one of several
co-accused to be convicted of the most serious charge.
The Court of Criminal Appeal granted
a retrial after Chief Justice Tom Bathurst found he
couldn’t be satisfied it was Hawi who “inflicted the
fatal blows to the head of Mr Zervas using a
During the monthly
Supreme Court arraignments this morning, Hawi
entered a guilty plea to manslaughter.