Bikie murder accused ‘defending himself’

A man accused of killing a Lone Wolf bikie in a daylight shooting in Sydney’s south may have acted in self defence, a magistrate has been told.

Tarek Abdallah, 25, from Maroubra in Sydney’s southeast, appeared before Central Local Court on Tuesday.

He is charged with murdering 37-year-old Lone Wolf member Neal Todorovski outside his Sans Souci unit on January 4 this year.

Abdallah, who was extradited from Perth after the shooting, has not been required to enter a plea.

The shooting allegedly occurred after Mr Todorovski and two bikie associates got into a fight with Abdallah, with the Crown alleging Abdallah fired a number of fatal shots at Mr Todorovski.

Abdallah’s lawyer, Graham Turnbull, SC, told the pre-committal hearing there was evidence Abdallah was attacked first by the three men.

“There’s at least a reasonable possibility he was subjected to a threat that required him to defend himself,” Mr Turnbull said.

The “timing and infliction of the wounds” was also important, he added.

Magistrate John Favretto said it was necessary to consider whether Mr Todorovski was killed from a first round of shots while he was on his feet, or from a second round fired while he was lying on the ground.

“It’s relevant to (Abdallah’s) state of mind, whether he needed to defend himself when he fired the first salvo,” Mr Favretto said.

Crown prosecutor Claire Moore submitted self defence was not valid in Abdallah’s case.

She said the pathologist report showed the entry of the bullets was “through the back” and “extremely close to the head”.

The hearing continues.

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