Murdered Rebels bikie Michael Davey, 31, nicknamed “Ruthless”, served 22 months in jail for the killing of a 19-year-old man in Emu Plains on New Year’s Eve, 2002.
Davey, then 17, was part of a group of teens who savagely beat Kurt Smith, ramming his head into a telegraph pole then kicking him as he lay unconscious. Smith died of severe brain damage. Davey and three others pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2005 and were sentenced to a minimum of between two years and three years nine months in gaol. Davey served 22 months.
He was facing charges of demanding property with menace, supplying drugs and robbery when he died. Since his release in 2006 he had been jailed several times.
Man stabbed in Westfield Hornsby
Police have arrested a 44-year-old male in connection with a stabbing murder at the Kangnam BBQ restaurant in Hornsby. Witnesses reported seeing a man armed with a knife launch a frenzied attack on a couple who were dining at the restaurant, killing a man and injuring a woman. One witness told The Sydney Morning Herald “He got two in the neck and, like, three in the stomach, and he [the victim] dropped. It was pretty messed up, the way he dropped, and [he was] panicking and stuff on the ground and he was yelling out, ‘Help!’ ” Police are focusing inquiries on whether the female victim was connected in some way to the attacker.
Jeremy Kewley pleads guilty to sexual assaults
Actor and television producer Jeremy Kewley has pleaded guilty to 19 charges of sexual assault against minors. The 55-year-old, who appeared in shows such as Neighbours, orchestrated the assaults under the guise of auditions for film and television in his private home. The court was told he asked his victims to wear revealing costumes and scripted scenarios for the children that allowed him to manhandle them. The victims included 16 young boys aged between nine and 14. Kewley remains in custody pending sentencing in May.
Shark attacks surfer at Kiama
Surfer Brett Connellan, 22, is in a critical but stable condition after he was attacked by a shark, believed to have been a great white, at Bombo Beach, Kiama, last night. Mr Connellan, suffered serious blood loss after the attack, was dragged from the water by a fellow surfer who used his ankle rope to tie off the wound, saving his life according to paramedics who attended the scene. An Ambulance NSW officer, Inspector Terry Morrow, said Connellan “lost a large proportion of his left thigh, and the quad muscle was torn away right down to the bone”.
DJ Paul Holden dies, aged 51
Renowned Sydney-based DJ Paul Holden, was found dead on Wednesday morning following a suspected fall in his Mosman home the previous night. He was found by a family member. Holden was a pioneer of rave culture in Sydney. Friends, fans and collaborators have taken to social media to express their grief and offer condolences.
Absolutely shattered. Australia greatest rave music pioneer DJ Paul Holden has passed away. RIP 😢 pic.twitter.com/pVotOKlX9J
— Dave PSI (@DavePSI) March 30, 2016
R.I.P Paul Holden, my dear friend. I will miss you greatly. https://t.co/YIadosVQdh
— Mark Dynamix (@markdynamix) March 30, 2016
Compiled from web sources and agencies by Jameel Khan
Photo from Sarah Gerrard’s Facebook page.