Comanchero bikie Axel Sidaros set for retrial after convictions for alleged assassination attempt quashed

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A Comanchero bikie jailed for crimes including attempted murder and arson has had his convictions quashed on appeal, and is set to face a retrial over an alleged assassination attempt.

Axel Sidaros, 25, was found guilty of seven offences after four men launched an alleged attempt on the life of former Canberra Comanchero commander Peter Zdravkovic at the 38-year-old’s home in Calwell.

Mr Zdravkovic lost part of a finger when he was shot in the June 2018 incident, and three of his cars were also set alight. An ACT Supreme Court jury last year found that Mr Sidaros was one of the four assailants, and he was sentenced in April to 14 years in jail with a non-parole period of eight years.

Mr Sidaros has maintained his innocence and challenged his convictions earlier this year, hiring top silk Bret Walker SC to argue his case in the ACT Court of Appeal.

Read the rest of the story here: The Canberra Times

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