Bedson, 27, was also found guilty this afternoon of
intentionally causing serious injury to Bandidos
associate Paul Szerwinski, who was left with a
bullet lodged in his thigh after the attack outside
the Bandidos’ Breakwater clubhouse on October 22,
A jury at Melbourne’s Supreme Court took just over
three days to find Bedson guilty on both counts.
Bedson, who is the founding member of gang Death
Before Dishonour and whose stepfather is president
of the Rebels bikie club, was angered by a fight
earlier that day at the Geelong Cup, when his friend
had been hit by a nominated member of the Bandidos.
He met his brother Derek in the car park of
Buckley’s Tabaret, and ordered another man to drive
him and Derek to the clubhouse in Leather St.
The court heard evidence from the driver, who cannot
be named for legal reasons, that Bedson ordered him
to stop outside the clubhouse, and tied a bandanna
round his face before firing a .22 calibre rifle six
times into the group of four men standing outside.
As the driver drove away, he said he heard Bedson
say: "I think I got one".
Bedson claimed he had fired out of “fear and panic”
after believing he saw Mr Brand reach for a gun, but
other witnesses told the court Mr Brand had been
Bedson has been remanded in custody for a plea
hearing on November 3.