documents said Bourne had helped
the victim become a nominee in
the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle
Club in 2013.
that year, the man crashed the
motorcycle of another member,
Michael Reece, causing a $16,000
But the victim
could not afford to cover the
cost, which Bourne felt brought
him personally into disrepute in
the eyes of members.
taps from November 2013 to
February 2014 record Bourne
making threats about the victim
in both calls and text messages.
In one call to
the victim, Bourne said: "Well
you f------ crashed the bike you
f------ made me look bad to this
In other calls
to the victim he said: "You
wanted to be part of us but
you're not even a man you weak
f---" and warned him that "when
I see you I'm going to kick your
f------ teeth through the back
of your head … you're going to
f------ cop it bro".
the help of Reece, then lured
the man to a meeting outside the
outside the Wok It Up store on
Reece told the
man he had lost his Rebels'
colours because he had failed to
fix the bike.
punched the man to the ground
and stomped on his head,
fracturing his eye socket.
intercepts then caught Bourne
bragging about the attack,
saying "I f------ kicked the
f--- out of him in the middle of
f------ Gungahlin in front of
every c----" and that "It
teaches him a f------ lesson".
lawyer, Richard Thomas, told a
Supreme Court sentencing hearing
on Wednesday that his client had
shown insight into his conduct,
accepted responsibility, and
admitted the attack had been
"frenzied" and "vicious", but
said the victim had suffered no
permanent physical injury as a
heard Bourne had a $1000 a day
cocaine addiction at the time of
the offence, but had since
returned negative results to
He conceded a
jail sentence was inevitable but
urged Justice Hilary Penfold to
ensure the non-parole period
provided his client with a
proper incentive for
Emilija Beljic questioned the
authenticity of Bourne's remorse
and noted he had been on bail
drug trafficking at the time
of the offence.
Bourne intended to continue his
membership of the Rebels and had
refused to take part in jail
Ms Beljic said
the "vicious attack" had been on
a "defenseless victim" in broad
daylight in a public place after
two months of threats.
Penfold will hand down sentence
later this month.