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Doris Fenbow’s killer jailed for at least 15 years over 1988 murder

Updated December 11, 2015 11:21:46

A man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for the murder of 66-year-old Doris Fenbow in Sydney’s south-east 27 years ago.

Much more to come.

Initial posted December 11, 2015 11:20:21

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Former Australian bikie’s suspected killer ‘fled to Cambodia’

Updated December 03, 2015 01:58:05

An Australian man suspected of major the abduction and murder of a former member of the Hells Angels group in Thailand has fled to Cambodia, Thai police say.

Antonio Bagnato has been named by Thai police as the leader of a 5-man team that beat Wayne Rodney Schneider unconscious and kidnapped him from his house in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Mr Schneider’s physique was identified in a roadside grave about 30 kilometres away, right after police tracked the rented getaway vehicle’s GPS.

Pattaya police have told the ABC they now believe their principal suspect has fled the nation.

“We got data that he crossed the border to Cambodia,” Pattaya superintendent Sukthat Pumpanmuang mentioned.

An additional man, a 21-year-old American, has been detained on the Thai-Cambodian border and brought to Pattaya for further questioning.

“The arrest warrant will be issued for the American man tonight,” Superintendent Pumpanmuang stated.

“We believe that he was involved with the abduction and the murder,” he said.

Mr Schneider was a senior member of the Hells Angels in Sydney and was reportedly on a watch-list for drugs and money laundering.

Subjects: law-crime-and-justice, crime, thailand, australia, cambodia

Very first posted December 03, 2015 01:54:44

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Convicted killer Luigi Costa had inability to appreciate wrongness, court told

Posted December 02, 2015 14:45:47

Convicted killer Luigi Costa’s lawyer said his client had a “full inability to appreciate the wrongness of his conduct” in the brutal killing of his neighbour Terrence Freebody three years ago.

A jury identified Costa, 72, guilty of killing Mr Freebody by slashing his throat and stabbing him a number of times.

The pair had been drinking at Costa’s property where Mr Freebody and his wife had gone for a pay a visit to.

Mrs Freebody left just before the attack following taking exception to language becoming utilized by Costa.

Costa’s lawyer Remy van de Wiel failed to convince the jury he was not guilty by purpose of mental impairment.

The court heard different proof about regardless of whether Costa had been suffering dementia or some type of mild mental impairment due to lengthy-term alcohol abuse.

Prosecutor Shane Drumgold told the court it created no difference soon after the jury verdict.

“What ever he has it’s not relevant to sentence,” Mr Drumgold mentioned.

Photo taken approximately 10 years ago (late 1990's - early 2000's). Terrence Freebody was a past Canberra cricketer. Photo: Terrence Freebody (pictured approximately 15 years ago) was murdered by Luigi Costa. (ABC News)

But Mr van de Wiel told the court even at the scene it was clear Costa was in a confused state.

“There seems to be a full inability to appreciate the wrongness of his conduct,” he said.

Mr van de Wiel admitted jail was inevitable.

“He’s got to go to jail, he’s got to keep in jail, it is got to be a substantial sentence, no doubt about that,” he mentioned.

He suggested a head sentence of 12 to 14 years.

Mr Drumgold said he would stop brief of asking for a life sentence, but mentioned the term need to reflect the fact this was a brutal attack on a defenceless victim.

Costa will be sentenced tomorrow.

Subjects: courts-and-trials, murder-and-manslaughter, act, canberra-2600

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