AUSTRALIAN mother weeps as 3 Muslim machete killers who hacked her son to death are sentenced

UnknownA 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. 

Kesley Burgess
Kesley Burgess

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.


Tracey Burgess wept and was visibly shaking in court as Justice Peter Johnson delivered a three-hour sentencing. Ms Burgess wept heavily and held a crucifix and a framed picture of her son as her other two sons sat on either side of her. She was so distressed, she left the court for about an hour before returning to hear the men being sentenced.

‘After they slaughtered my beautiful boy on our lounge room floor they deserve that and more,’ Ms Burgess told reporters outside court. ‘Nothing will ever bring Kesley back but we have satisfaction that the judge was just brilliant.

Tracey Burgess
Tracey Burgess

‘We never dreamt we’d get 30-something years. ‘I really wanted the mothers of the boys who killed my boy to put themselves in my shoes for five minutes and just picture begging for their son’s life. ‘They left making sure he was going to die and I’ll go to my grave believing that.’

During the sentencing, Justice Johnson mentioned Ms Burgess’ dignity throughout the trial and gave his condolences over the death of her 25-year-old son.