Port prop­erty in mur­der link

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Ms Lane, who claims to be a busi­ness as­so­ciate of Mr Medich’s, told po­lice of a phone con­ver­sa­tion with him on March 3 last year.

In the po­lice state­ment Ms Lane said she was rent­ing the Queens­land prop­erty at the heart of a dis­pute be­tween McGurk and Mr Medich.

She said that dur­ing the phone call Mr Medich said to her, “... if he gives me any more trou­ble over this I’m go­ing to kill him’.”

In Syd­ney, four of Mr Medich’s as­so­ci­ates, in­clud­ing child­hood friend Lucky Gat­tel­lari, have agreed to tes­tify against him af­ter be­ing charged in con­nec­tion with the mur­der.

The four have told po­lice of an op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing Mr Gat­tel­lari, his as­sis­tant Se­nad Kaminic, and the al­leged shoot­ers Hais­sam Safetli and Christo­pher Estephan. Mr Kaminic,

driver and

a as­sis­tant to Mr Gat­tel­lari, a former box­ing cham­pion, was re­leased from jail last week af­ter agree­ing to give ev­i­dence for the Crown.

Mr McGurk was shot dead on the day charges against him in re­la­tion to an ear­lier house fire­bomb­ing were dropped.

The case will re­turn to Syd­ney’s Cen­tral Lo­cal Court on De­cem­ber 9.

Mr Medich is in jail on re­mand charged with Mr McGurk’s mur­der.

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