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Peter Zervas had turned his back on Hells Angels, court hears

Peter Zervas

Post-traumatic stress ... Peter Zervas leaving The Downing Centre, Sydney Source: The Daily Telegraph

HELLS Angel Peter Zervas has left his bikie past behind, he told a court yesterday.

A sentencing hearing at the Downing Centre Local Court heard Zervas is struggling from "severe" post-traumatic stress disorder because of his brother's death in the fatal Sydney Airport brawl.

Anthony Zervas was bashed to death during a brawl between Hells Angels and Comanchero near the domestic check-in counter on March 22, 2009. Zervas, who was shot six times outside his home a week after the brawl, pleaded guilty last year to an affray charge after the Crown withdrew a riot charge.

His barrister Avni Djemal said yesterday his client became involved in self-defence and the defence of his brother.

"He's here because he stood by his brother, he's pleaded guilty that he didn't walk away," Mr Djemal said.

"He shouldn't be held responsible for the magnitude of the brawl."

Psychologist Timothy Watson-Munroe said he believed Zervas had some "amnesia" relating to the brawl. He will be sentenced March


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