Nov 30 2013
A Sydney mother who saw her son murdered with a machete in front of her eyes held her hand to her chest and said ‘thank you’ as the killers got lengthy jail sentences. (She should be crying because they didn’t get enough time)
SKY NEWS (h/t Kenneth N) Mahdi Mir, 23, Mohammad Karimi, 25, and John Khoury, 33, were sentenced in the Sydney Supreme Court on Friday over the murder of Kesley Burgess and a string of home invasions.
Khoury, believed to be the leader of a gang called The United Brotherhood, got 32 years non-parole with a maximum of 45 years in prison. Mir, who participated in the killing, got a minimum of 24 years and a maximum of 31, while his cousin Karimi received a 30-year non-parole period and a maximum of 37 years.
Mr Burgess was attacked with meat cleavers after he tried to fend off four intruders with a sword at his home at Lurnea in Sydney’s south-west. The 25-year-old’s girlfriend and mother Tracey Burgess witnessed the attack and he died in hospital from his injuries the next night.