A former Hells Angels member who plotted with his son to slay a high-ranking Sydney bikie had feared for his life, a judge has been told.
Wade Basanovic fired the fatal shots and wounded an innocent bystander but it was his father, Michael Basanovic, who instigated the plot and it was his gun used in the crime.
The son and his father said that just before the shooting the victim told them: “You’re all f***ing dead”, according to an agreed statement of facts before the NSW Supreme Court.
Michael Basanovic, 54, faced a sentence hearing on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Zeljko “Steve” Mitrovic in January 2013 at the bikie’s Weatherill Park workplace Dynamic Transport.
He also admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Michael Bell – an office worker who was struck by one of the bullets.