ON THIS DAY …….18th August 2003

Mark Mallia would die a painful death in a garage at a property in Lalor at the hands of a number of well known gangland figures including Benji Veniamin.  It was alleged that Carl Williams ordered that Mallia be interrogated and tortured as he believed that Mallia had hidden drug money from him.  Mallia would be tortured with a soldering iron at the hands of 5 men before being strangled.  His body would be found later the same day, badly burned in a melted wheelie bin about 8pm that night in a stormwater drain near a soccer club in West Sunshine.  The autopsy showed Mallia had died of neck compression.