Rabih Abdulrahman (photo), 36, pleaded guilty as an accomplice in manslaughter more than a decade before allegedly encountering a 12-year-old boy in Sydney on Friday
The unlicensed driver accused of running and killing a young boy while walking to school on Friday, once served jail because he was an accessory to manslaughter after a drug deal went wrong.
Rabih Abdulrahman, 36, was charged with manslaughter and dangerous driving after beating and killing a 12-year-old boy in Hurstville, southwest Sydney, on Friday morning.
But judicial documents obtained by Daily Mail Australia reveal that Abdulrahman was previously convicted of being a homicide, and in 2007 he was imprisoned for two years.
Documents revealed that Abdulrahman had been to a unit in Bexley, near Hurstville, in May 2005 when a man was shot in a drug deal dispute.
The police arrested and charged the shooter before later intercepting phone calls where Abdulrahman told his mother that he knew the shooter's identity.
Agreed facts state that in the days after the shooting, Abdulrahman also helped & (in the shooting) to impede arrest, trial and punishment & # 39 ;.
Abdulrahman initially denied being with the unit, but eventually made a guilty plea.
He was sentenced to a prison sentence of at least two years that could be imprisoned at the weekend.
Abdulrahman was not licensed and has been in community punishment since October when he allegedly lit a red light and hit the 12-year-old boy in Hurstville, southern Sydney.
The young boy, 12, (photo) – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was rushed to the hospital but died shortly thereafter. His father told Daily Mail Australia that they had trouble getting his & # 39; meaningless & # 39; face death
Since his release from prison, Abdulrahman was subsequently convicted of attacking a police officer, driving under the influence of drugs, carrying a gun in a public place, and resisting arrest.
He issued a correction order in the community, but was not allowed to drive.
He should not have been allowed to drive when the boy was hit.
CCTV shows how Abdulrahman hits the boy with his Toyota Corolla while the young man crossed over with a green step signal.
His father said it was a path that his eldest son walked to school every morning at nearby Sydney Technical High in Bexley, and it should have been no different on Friday morning.
& # 39; It makes no sense, & # 39; said the father.
The young boy's father told Daily Mail Australia that he, his wife and their young son were going through hell & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It's just awful, I didn't sleep at all last night, we didn't sleep, & # 39; said the boy's father.
Abdulrahman (pictured after his arrest on Friday) is facing seven charges, including manslaughter
The boy was fastened under the vehicle for up to an hour before being released and rushed to the hospital for treatment, but died tragically shortly thereafter
& # 39; My wife is distraught. We went to the cemetery to prepare (for his funeral). & # 39;
The young boy was a popular student among his classmates from the year 7 and a rising star on the piano.
His piano teacher Lily Monteverdi said she had taught the younger five years and said that he & # 39; a very talented student & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; They are a nice family, they just want the best for him. This is very difficult for them. & # 39;
Legal documents for Abdulrahman's manslaughter declared that he was 24 years old but already had a long criminal history.
He grew up in Hurstville and left school in year 11 before using alcohol and drugs.
In the years after leaving school, Abdulrahman became involved in providing drugs.
He was eventually taken to court and fined for possession of drugs, before landing a job as a courier.
In addition to his drug use, Abdulrahman had a history of reckless driving and also carrying weapons, according to the documents.
NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman has vowed to review the case after last week's tragedy.
An improvised memorial with dozens of bunches of flowers was erected outside of Hurstville Public School, at the intersection of Lily St and Forrest Road, where the boy was killed.
& # 39; We are sorry this happened & # 39 ;, stood on a school sweater, attached to the gate.
The young boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – went to school when he crossed Lily Road and was allegedly hit by Abdulrahman around 8:40 am
Flower tribute outside Hurstville Public School, in the south of Sydney, where the boy, 12, was reportedly hit and killed by a licensed driver
Police continue to investigate where Abdulrahman had been prior to the horror accident, while his family cannot explain the tragedy either.
"He used to live in Hurstville, but not for a long time, so we don't know where he was going or what he was doing," his brother said on Saturday.
& # 39; We are distraught. We are so sad about what happened. It is a child, nobody wants children to be hurt. & # 39;
Abdulrahman appeared briefly on Saturday in Parailatta Bail Court, where his lawyer Mohamed Said did not request bail.
Mr. Said said to the media out of court: & # 39; I have not had the opportunity to talk to him or the family at this stage, so I cannot say much at this time. & # 39;
& # 39; It's a very tragic incident … our thoughts are with the family and everyone involved. & # 39;
Abdulrahman stays behind bars until he appears on November 4 at the local court of Sutherland.
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