Bikie breaks golden rule
of silence in fatal airport brawl trial
August 18, 2010 - 12:31PM
evidence about a fatal brawl at Sydney
Airport between two rival bikie gangs,
an aspiring member of the Comanchero has
broken one of the club's golden rules.
I learnt [were] make sure you shut your
mouth, you don't talk to police if
something happened to you," the man,
known as AL, told Sydney West Trial
Courts in Parramatta today.
Comanchero nominee had been associated
with the club for about five weeks when,
in March last year, he and a group of
other members were called to the airport
to pick up the club president, Mahmoud
Hawi, and others who had been on a
flight from Melbourne.
way, one man in the group he knew as
"Turtle" received a text message from
one of the men on the flight to hurry up
as the Hells Angels were on the same
flight, AL told the court.
the men at Gate 5 where a man he knew as
Derek "shouldered" Mr Hawi.
threw a hook at Derek, hitting him on
the left side of the face, AL said.
said, 'You're like a pussy' before a
fight broke out, the court was told.
AL said he
received a punch to the face, which left
"a big hole inside my mouth".
He did not
see who threw the punch but then hit
fight between the rival groups resulted
in the death of Hells Angels associate
Comanchero - Mr Hawi, Farres Abounader,
Maher Aouli, Tiago Costa, Ismail Eken,
Zoran Kisacanin, Frank La Rosa,
Christian Menzies, Pomare Pirini and
Usama Potrus - are charged with murder.
Eight are also facing charges of riot
Zervas's brother Peter and fellow Hells
Angels members Musa Ovalle and David
Padovan, have been charged with riot or
president of the NSW chapter of the
Hells Angels, Derek Wainohu has not been