- Man Haron Monis ‘convinced his partner to brutally murder his ex-wife’
- Prosecutors allege the Rebels bikie gang refused to do the hit
- Sydney woman Amirah Droudis will stand trail for murder next month
- Droudis ‘stabbed the woman 18 times before setting her body on fire’
Lindt cafe gunman Man Haron Monis convinced his partner to brutally murder his ex-wife after unsuccessfully trying to persuade the Rebel’s bikie gang to carry out the hit, prosecutors allege.
Sydney woman Amirah Droudis will stand trail alone before a judge in the New South Wales Supreme Court next month accused of the ‘ritualistic’ murder of the 30 year old woman.
Droudis, who ‘married’ Monis in a religious ceremony, stabbed the woman to death inside a Werrington unit block, in Sydney’s western suburbs, before dousing her body in petrol and setting it on fire, Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC told Justice Peter Johnson on Monday.
The woman died footsteps away from the front door of the unit she believed to be Monis’s home.
But the ‘incredibly secretive’ Monis had in fact been subletting from a friend so as to conceal his real address from his ex-wife following their bitter divorce, Mr Tedeschi said.
Monis was allegedly able to convince Droudis, with whom he had been in a relationship since 2006 and who considered him her ‘spiritual guide’, to carry out the killing as a show of ‘devotion’, and ‘to satisfy his desire to punish his ex-wife on God’s behalf’.
H/t kevin a.