Killer free for one minute

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AN Aus­tralian kick­box­ing cham­pion con­victed and sen­tenced to death in Thai­land over the mur­der of a Hells An­gels drug boss is to be re­leased from a Bangkok jail hav­ing served less than three years.

But his ex­pected re­lease later to­day is ex­pected to last a tech­ni­cal sin­gle minute with a new ar­rest war­rant is­sued for his im­me­di­ate re­ar­rest on a lo­cal firearms charge then for ques­tion­ing over an un­re­lated mur­der in Syd­ney four years ear­lier.

Antonio Bag­nato was con­victed by a Thai court in 2015 of the kid­nap­ping and mur­der of Aus­tralian Hells An­gels boss Wayne Sch­nei­der in Thai­land dur­ing an on­go­ing in­ter­nal gang feud over the smug­gling of am­phet­a­mines to Aus­tralia.

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