August 26, 2016 12:00am
Amy Dale, Chief Court Reporter,
DISGRACED former detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara should be jailed for life, the Crown prosecutor has told a hearing yesterday.
Rogerson and McNamara have appeared in the Supreme Court for the first time since they were found guilty by a jury in June of murdering 20-year-old Jamie Gao and taking part in the supply of a large commercial quantity of ice.
Rogerson, 75, was dressed in a prison green tracksuit. McNamara, 57, has grown a substantial beard.
Roger Rogerson (L) and Glen McNamara are facing sentencing over Jamie Gao's murder.
The two men engaged in a joint criminal enterprise to kill the university student turned drug dealer inside a Padstow storage unit on May 20, 2014, and then steal the 2.78kg of ice Gao had brought.
Senior prosecutor Christopher Maxwell QC has submitted to the court that both men should receive a life sentence.
“They together executed a young drug dealer for financial gain, for their financial gain,” Mr Maxwell said.
“Your Honour, the cases and the authorities referred to clearly indicate that the contract killing is a category for which a life sentence can be given and has been given by this court over the years.