Friday, March 11, 2016

Inside storage unit 803 where Jamie Gao was killed

CLUTTERED with furniture and drenched in darkness - this is storage unit 803, where Jamie Gao was murdered by two bullets to his chest and abdomen.
A latex glove was removed from the hand of Gao during his autopsy, a week after he was shot inside the cramped space, allegedly during a botched drug deal with former police officers Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara.
Photos of the storage unit were shown to the jury as evidence about the crime scene investigation was heard.
The Supreme Court jury also shown photos of elaborate tattoos of Asian symbols that adorned Gao’s back, as they were taken through the report of forensic pathologist, Dr Kendall Bailey.
One bore the words “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.”

Gao was shot dead inside the unit Rent A Space, Padstow on May 20, 2014 after allegedly bringing 2.78kg of the drug ice to a deal that he had boasted to friends was about make him “very rich.”
Both Rogerson, 75 and McNamara, 56 have pleaded not guilty to murder and supplying a prohibited drug, and are expected to give evidence at the trial pinning the execution on each-other.
Dr Bailey told the jury the bullet trajectory may indicate Gao had been sitting on a chair when he was shot by an assailant standing over him but stressed this was not the only possible scenario.

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