Posted: 3 November, 2016
Sydney Siege Gunman's Ex-Girlfriend Found Guilty Of Murder
The former girlfriend of Lindt cafe gunman Man Haron Monis has been found guilty of murdering Monis's ex-wife.
Amirah Droudis, 37, was on Thursday convicted of the brutal April 2013 murder following a judge-alone trial in the NSW Supreme Court.
In handing down his verdict, Justice Peter Johnson said he was satisfied Monis had planned the murder and that it was carried out by Droudis.
"The murder was carried out in a hot-blooded fashion by a female with a strong emotional investment in killing (Monis's ex-wife)," Justice Johnson said.
"The killer was a trusted associate of Monis who was prepared to carry out the murder, in a manner desired by Monis, using a combination of stabbing and fire."
Members of the victim's family exchanged smiles when the verdict was handed down.