Friday, September 2, 2016

Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara get life in jail for Jamie Gao murder

Former New South Wales detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara have been sentenced to life behind bars for murdering Sydney student Jamie Gao.

Gao, a 20-year-old university student, was shot dead on May 20, 2014 after the men lured him into a Padstow storage shed with promises of payment for drugs.

The men killed Gao in a premeditated act in order to steal 2.78kg of the drug ice, a quantity with a potential sale value of more than AU $9 million.

In the NSW Supreme Court today, Justice Geoffrey Bellew said the murder was of "an exceptionally high degree of seriousness in offending – brutal in its execution and callous in its aftermath".