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ON THIS DAY …… April 19, 2010

Barwon Prison

On 19 April 2010, Williams died from head injury while incarcerated at Barwon Prison. He was struck with part of an exercise bike by another inmate, Matthew Charles Johnson, who was convicted for the murder, and sentenced in December 2011 to 32 years’ jail. Williams’ funeral was held on 30 April 2010 at St Therese’s Catholic Church in Essendon. In January 2011 it was reported that Williams’ resting place consisted of a nameless plot, without a headstone.

 

ON THIS DAY – March 31, 2004

Masked gunmen entered the Brunswick Club on Sydney Road, Brunswick, at approximately 6.40pm on 31 March 2004, driving a Ford Falcon EF XR6 station wagon. Moran ran from his place at the bar, over a poker machine, through a glass window before the gunman caught up with him and shot him twice, the fatal bullet being fired into the back of his head from a few centimetres away. Associate Herbert “Bertie” Wrout was severely wounded but survived the attack. Keith Faure, his brother Noel Faure and associate Evangelos Goussis were charged with the murder. On 3 May 2006, Faure pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 19 years for the murders of Moran and Lewis Caine, who was killed two months after Moran. Former Kickboxing champ Goussis, 40, of Geelong was found guilty of Moran’s murder on 29 May 2008 in the Victorian Supreme Court. Goussis had stormed into the Brunswick Club and shot Moran as he cowered in a corner. Goussis and two others reportedly accepted a $150,000 contract from Tony Mokbel to kill Moran, the Victorian Supreme Court heard. After five days deliberation, the jury also found Goussis guilty of intentionally causing serious injury to Wrout, but not guilty of his attempted murder. Goussis was also convicted of murdering Caine. In February 2009, Goussis was sentenced to a minimum 30 years in prison for Moran’s murder. Lewis Moran was suspected in ordering the death of underworld Hitman Dino Dibra. On 7 May 2007, Carl Williams was convicted of commissioning Lewis Moran’s murder, and sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment. Williams died in Barwon prison, on 19 April 2010, as the result of an attack by a fellow inmate.

 

HODDLE St killer Julian Knight is in line for a government payout for alleged abuse while serving as an Army cadet.

Knight, who infamously killed seven and wounded 19 people on this day in 1987 shooting rampage, wants the Department of Defence to pay him compensation for alleged abuse while a cadet. His bid was rejected by the Defence Department Abuse Tribunal in 2015 but the Federal Court the decision was now being reconsidered following an appeal by Knight. Emily Nans, for the Commonwealth, said the department would reconsider its policy of not paying compensation to prisoners or parolees. Ms Nans told the court that a decision would be made in the coming weeks. The decision could have wider implications and open the floodgates for other prisoners and parolees who were abused while in military service. Knight, flanked by two prison officers, appeared in person for the five-minute hearing. Apologising to Justice Mordy Bromberg for his dishevelled appearance, including prison-issue green tracksuit and runners, he said he had spent 90 minutes in shackles in the back of a prison van before court. He also explained he had spent the last seven months in solitary confinement at Geelong’s Barwon Prison. Knight, a vexatious litigant, did not object to an application to adjourn the hearing so the prisoner compensation policy could be reconsidered.
Knight claims he was assaulted at Duntroon while a cadet in 1987, and has blamed his killing spree on the alleged abuse.

Shannon Deery

 

On this day ……….. 21st of June 2003

Jason Moran was gunned down on 21 June 2003 at a junior football clinic in Essendon, where they had been watching Moran’s young children. On returning to their motor vehicle they were shot dead by a lone gunman. Police feared that the murders would lead to further violence in the Melbourne underworld war. Father Joe Giaccobe, a friend of the Moran family performed Moran’s funeral. During the service another priest, Father John Martin said: “Any funeral presents a challenge. Obviously, the church does not make judgements about the person. They need the prayers and whatever the church can do for them…They have to answer to God. We will not deny them.” Moran’s father, Lewis Moran, was unable to attend the service due to incarceration at Port Phillip Correctional Centre. Authorities refused Moran’s request to allow him to be released from prison to attend the service for security reasons. Lewis Moran was later murdered while drinking in a Brunswick bar. On 28 February 2007, Carl Williams pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court of Victoria to the murder of Jason Moran (but not of Barbaro). The actual shooting was done by a killer often known as the “Runner” with Williams having organised the killing. Williams was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 35 years, on 7 May 2007. He was later murdered while incarcerated at Barwon prison on 19 April 2010.

 

ON THIS DAY …… April 19, 2010

Barwon Prison

On 19 April 2010, Williams died from head injury while incarcerated at Barwon Prison. He was struck with part of an exercise bike by another inmate, Matthew Charles Johnson, who was convicted for the murder, and sentenced in December 2011 to 32 years’ jail. Williams’ funeral was held on 30 April 2010 at St Therese’s Catholic Church in Essendon. In January 2011 it was reported that Williams’ resting place consisted of a nameless plot, without a headstone.

 

ON THIS DAY – March 31, 2004

Masked gunmen entered the Brunswick Club on Sydney Road, Brunswick, at approximately 6.40pm on 31 March 2004, driving a Ford Falcon EF XR6 station wagon. Moran ran from his place at the bar, over a poker machine, through a glass window before the gunman caught up with him and shot him twice, the fatal bullet being fired into the back of his head from a few centimetres away. Associate Herbert “Bertie” Wrout was severely wounded but survived the attack. Keith Faure, his brother Noel Faure and associate Evangelos Goussis were charged with the murder. On 3 May 2006, Faure pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 19 years for the murders of Moran and Lewis Caine, who was killed two months after Moran. Former Kickboxing champ Goussis, 40, of Geelong was found guilty of Moran’s murder on 29 May 2008 in the Victorian Supreme Court. Goussis had stormed into the Brunswick Club and shot Moran as he cowered in a corner. Goussis and two others reportedly accepted a $150,000 contract from Tony Mokbel to kill Moran, the Victorian Supreme Court heard. After five days deliberation, the jury also found Goussis guilty of intentionally causing serious injury to Wrout, but not guilty of his attempted murder. Goussis was also convicted of murdering Caine. In February 2009, Goussis was sentenced to a minimum 30 years in prison for Moran’s murder. Lewis Moran was suspected in ordering the death of underworld Hitman Dino Dibra. On 7 May 2007, Carl Williams was convicted of commissioning Lewis Moran’s murder, and sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment. Williams died in Barwon prison, on 19 April 2010, as the result of an attack by a fellow inmate.

 

ON THIS DAY – March 1, 2002

Sam Shalevski was stabbed to death with a home-made metal blade in the exercise ground of Barwon Prison, just 24 hours after he was transferred from Port Phillip Prison. The State Opposition demanded an inquiry. “It doesn’t make sense that a prisoner can be in custody for less than 24 hours after being sentenced and then be dead,” then corrections spokesman Kim Wells said

 

 

HODDLE St killer Julian Knight is in line for a government payout for alleged abuse while serving as an Army cadet.

Knight, who infamously killed seven and wounded 19 people on this day in 1987 shooting rampage, wants the Department of Defence to pay him compensation for alleged abuse while a cadet. His bid was rejected by the Defence Department Abuse Tribunal in 2015 but the Federal Court the decision was now being reconsidered following an appeal by Knight. Emily Nans, for the Commonwealth, said the department would reconsider its policy of not paying compensation to prisoners or parolees. Ms Nans told the court that a decision would be made in the coming weeks. The decision could have wider implications and open the floodgates for other prisoners and parolees who were abused while in military service. Knight, flanked by two prison officers, appeared in person for the five-minute hearing. Apologising to Justice Mordy Bromberg for his dishevelled appearance, including prison-issue green tracksuit and runners, he said he had spent 90 minutes in shackles in the back of a prison van before court. He also explained he had spent the last seven months in solitary confinement at Geelong’s Barwon Prison. Knight, a vexatious litigant, did not object to an application to adjourn the hearing so the prisoner compensation policy could be reconsidered.
Knight claims he was assaulted at Duntroon while a cadet in 1987, and has blamed his killing spree on the alleged abuse.

Shannon Deery

 

On this day ……….. 21st of June 2003

Jason Moran was gunned down on 21 June 2003 at a junior football clinic in Essendon, where they had been watching Moran’s young children. On returning to their motor vehicle they were shot dead by a lone gunman. Police feared that the murders would lead to further violence in the Melbourne underworld war. Father Joe Giaccobe, a friend of the Moran family performed Moran’s funeral. During the service another priest, Father John Martin said: “Any funeral presents a challenge. Obviously, the church does not make judgements about the person. They need the prayers and whatever the church can do for them…They have to answer to God. We will not deny them.” Moran’s father, Lewis Moran, was unable to attend the service due to incarceration at Port Phillip Correctional Centre. Authorities refused Moran’s request to allow him to be released from prison to attend the service for security reasons. Lewis Moran was later murdered while drinking in a Brunswick bar. On 28 February 2007, Carl Williams pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court of Victoria to the murder of Jason Moran (but not of Barbaro). The actual shooting was done by a killer often known as the “Runner” with Williams having organised the killing. Williams was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 35 years, on 7 May 2007. He was later murdered while incarcerated at Barwon prison on 19 April 2010.

 

ON THIS DAY …… April 19, 2010

Barwon Prison

On 19 April 2010, Williams died from head injury while incarcerated at Barwon Prison. He was struck with part of an exercise bike by another inmate, Matthew Charles Johnson, who was convicted for the murder, and sentenced in December 2011 to 32 years’ jail. Williams’ funeral was held on 30 April 2010 at St Therese’s Catholic Church in Essendon. In January 2011 it was reported that Williams’ resting place consisted of a nameless plot, without a headstone.

 

ON THIS DAY – March 31, 2004

Masked gunmen entered the Brunswick Club on Sydney Road, Brunswick, at approximately 6.40pm on 31 March 2004, driving a Ford Falcon EF XR6 station wagon. Moran ran from his place at the bar, over a poker machine, through a glass window before the gunman caught up with him and shot him twice, the fatal bullet being fired into the back of his head from a few centimetres away. Associate Herbert “Bertie” Wrout was severely wounded but survived the attack. Keith Faure, his brother Noel Faure and associate Evangelos Goussis were charged with the murder. On 3 May 2006, Faure pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 19 years for the murders of Moran and Lewis Caine, who was killed two months after Moran. Former Kickboxing champ Goussis, 40, of Geelong was found guilty of Moran’s murder on 29 May 2008 in the Victorian Supreme Court. Goussis had stormed into the Brunswick Club and shot Moran as he cowered in a corner. Goussis and two others reportedly accepted a $150,000 contract from Tony Mokbel to kill Moran, the Victorian Supreme Court heard. After five days deliberation, the jury also found Goussis guilty of intentionally causing serious injury to Wrout, but not guilty of his attempted murder. Goussis was also convicted of murdering Caine. In February 2009, Goussis was sentenced to a minimum 30 years in prison for Moran’s murder. Lewis Moran was suspected in ordering the death of underworld Hitman Dino Dibra. On 7 May 2007, Carl Williams was convicted of commissioning Lewis Moran’s murder, and sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment. Williams died in Barwon prison, on 19 April 2010, as the result of an attack by a fellow inmate.

 

ON THIS DAY – March 1, 2002

Sam Shalevski was stabbed to death with a home-made metal blade in the exercise ground of Barwon Prison, just 24 hours after he was transferred from Port Phillip Prison. The State Opposition demanded an inquiry. “It doesn’t make sense that a prisoner can be in custody for less than 24 hours after being sentenced and then be dead,” then corrections spokesman Kim Wells said