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BY MONICA HEARY
22 Sep, 2011 04:00 AM
THE four-month trial of former
bikie leader Mahmoud ‘‘Mick’’ Hawi, who is charged with
murdering a man at Sydney Airport in 2009, entered its
closing phase yesterday.
Justice Robert Allan Hulme
began summing up the case to the jury in Sydney West Trial
Hawi, 31, of Bexley, once one
of the heads of this area’s Comanchero Motorcycle Club, has
pleaded not guilty to murdering Anthony Zervas, whose
brother was a Hells Angels member.
Justice Hulme was expected to
continue his summation of the case until Friday, after which
the jury will retire to consider its verdict.
Five other Comanchero members
or associates are also standing trial co-accused of the same
During the trial, medical
experts gave evidence that bollards, a pair of scissors and
a knife found in a drain might have played a part in the
death of Mr Zervas.
The court heard the injuries
he suffered included internal bleeding, stab wounds and a
fractured skull and that his head might have been stomped on
or hit by a bollard.
Justice Hulme said most of the
available closed-circuit video footage of the attack was
‘‘average’’ and ‘‘quite poor’’.
The jury should not draw any
inference from the fact that a particular camera was not
working during crucial moments, he said.
Justice Hulme said part of the
Crown case was that the Comancheros intended to inflict
grievous bodily harm on Mr Zervas, who was one of five Hells
Angels or associates at the airport.
The jury had to decide if
there was a joint criminal enterprise. The trial continues.
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