Man jailed for 24 years over daylight execution of former bikie

A man who shot a former Comancheros bikie in his parents’ front yard during a brazen attack in broad daylight has been sentenced to 24 years in jail.Matthew Paul Wiggins, 29, was found guilty in May of murdering Wollongong man Darko Janceski, 32, who was shot three times outside his family home in April 2012.

Wiggins was on a motorbike and wore a balaclava during the attack.When his elderly father Slobodan Janceski ran at the masked gunman with a garden stake he was punched in the face, but managed to knock the man’s sunglasses and helmet off before he rode away — providing vital evidence for the police investigation.In sentencing Wiggins, Justice Megan Latham acknowledged the “profound impact” the crime had had on the victim’s parents.

“Losing an only son in such violent circumstances and baring witness to his passing is a tragic and horrific experience that will always be with them,” Justice Latham said.

She also noted that “entirely innocent people were at risk of serious injury or death” that day because of the seven shots fired, only three hit Darko Janceski.”The offender discharged [his gun] a number of times in the late afternoon in a public street where the residents were going about their daily business,” Justice Latham said.”The implicit threat to public safety was obvious.”

Source: Man jailed for 24 years over daylight execution of former bikie – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)