A Brothers 4 Life gangster might have been alive today had he not had a string of legal victories that kept him out of jail.
Maid Hamzy, 44, was killed Monday morning in a drive-by murder at his home in Condell Park, west Sydney.
But his death could have been avoided if he was put behind bars in February 2019 on drug trafficking charges.
Hamzy narrowly avoided prison after a legal technical foul ensured he was acquitted of all his charges, the Daily telegram.
Maid Hamzy (photo above) was murdered Monday morning in a shooting according to police
The 44-year-old was first accused of importing nearly 6 kg of methamphetamine into Australia from the US in 2012 with another man – Gianmarco Romolo.
Police used CCTV as evidence that the two were using fake names and email addresses to correspond with FedEx about picking up the package.
They reportedly found further evidence in Romolo’s home linking the pair.
Both men were to be tried together, but Romolo successfully won a bid for a separate hearing.
This was when the prosecution’s case began to crumble,
Hamzy has endured a lengthy trial over allegations of importing a commercial quantity of border controls.
But he was given a stay of execution on November 16, 2017 after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on whether he was guilty or not.
The jury was fired and Hamzy had to wait until a new jury was formed to face again.
Meanwhile, Romolo was sentenced to up to 11 years and six months in prison after being found guilty of the same crime.
He managed to appeal the charges on insufficient evidence.
The New South Wales Supreme Court has upheld the appeal.
Detectives from the NSW Police Homicide Squad are now leading the investigation into the Condell Park shooting (pictured are detectives and forensic police on the scene Monday)
Pools of blood and torn clothing lie on the floor outside a friend’s house that Maid Hamzy stumbled upon after being shot in the front yard of his own house Monday morning
Judges ruled they were not enough evidence to prove that Romolo and Hamzy were trying to retrieve the drug shipment.
Ever since the police wrote the charges accusing the couple of acting together, their convictions have been quashed.
Prosecutors unsuccessfully tried to retry Hamzy with an amended charge, but his attorney Phillip Green had the case thrown out.
The gangster won his freedom on February 4, 2019.
His attorney had successfully argued that any attempt to retry the gangster on an amended charge would cause “unacceptable dishonesty.”
On November 4, he was also cleared of an anabolic steroid possession charge.
A woman in a headscarf wiped her tears as emergency services swarmed around the crime scene
But his freedom was short-lived: the infamous gangster was shot nearly two years later.
He managed to stumble 200 meters into his friends’ front yard, where he eventually collapsed after being shot.
Police believe two hitmen were lurking to ambush the 44-year-old.
The gunmen, wearing black clothes and balaclavas, are still on the run.
Detectives and Hamzy’s own family fear retaliation for the murder by the murdered gangster’s employees.
“It’s going to be really ugly, I’ll tell you,” one of the dead’s cousins told Daily Mail Australia.
Acting Superintendent of Bankstown Police Darren Sly said they were concerned about retaliation from Hamzy’s employees.
On Thursday, young men were seen in and out of the funeral home at Rookwell Cemetery
Friends and relatives gathered for the funeral service at a funeral home next to the Lakemba Mosque
“The police are always concerned in circumstances like this where we have a public shooting that there could be repercussions, but the police will certainly do everything possible to try and stop it if we can,” he said.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Sydney on Thursday to commemorate the life of the Sydney crime boss.
His funeral attracted friends, family and also a heavy but discreet presence Rookwood Cemetery.
The men at his grave prayed quietly to Allah to forgive Hamzy’s many sins.
A procession of black Toyota Hiluxes and Ford Raptors with a sprinkling of Audis, Range Rovers and Mercedes Benz SUVs followed the white hearse to Hamzy’s final resting place.
Two police officers speak to a man next to a black Mercedes SUV after Hamzy’s funeral at Rookwood Cemetery