Amirah Drousid and the late Man Haron Monis
by Malcolm R. Hughes
Gumshoenews announces the release of a new book by Mary W Maxwell, Inquest: Siege in Sydney. It contains not only Mary’s report of the Lindt Café Inquest but her series of articles on the Amirah Droudis trial.
This morning, Ms Droudis was given her sentence – 44 years imprisonment – for the murder of Man Haron Monis’ ex-wife.
A free download of INQUEST is now available in the second column of this website. You will see from the section on Droudis that the author, Mary Maxwell is not persuaded that the murderer was Amirah.
Justice Peter Johnson of the NSW Supreme Court had adjourned the sentencing hearing on November 30, 2016 after Amirah’s 16-year-old daughter submitted an affidavit saying Monis had abused her mother.
Today he delivered his decision – a 44-year sentence, with 33 years ineligibility for parole. He said he took into account that the lighting of a fire outside the apartment door had put many lives at risk.
The Judge also took into account that Amirah was influenced by Monis whom he referred to as “an evil man.”
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