ALEXANDER JOHN SEMAAN
22 years jail with a nonparole period of 18 years
28 years jail with a nonparole period of 24 years jail
DIFFERENCE +6 YEARS
Sitting in his bungalow at the back of his mum’s house with a gun in his lap and an ice pipe in his hand, Alexander Semaan told a relative: “I want to kill everybody. Everybody”. Soon after, he shot his mate Michael Bekhazi in the back of the head. During his trial he argued an unknown intruder murdered his friend. Semaan was on parole at the time of the ice-fuelled murder.
COURT OF APPEAL
“The killing was coldblooded. It was perpetrated on a man who had offered no provocation, and was perpetrated by a man on parole who possessed an appalling criminal history. The sentence passed on the applicant might have been barely adequate had the applicant pleaded guilty and shown remorse.”