With his suit, tie, university degrees and film-making awards, you’d think Glen Eaves would walk into a job. But his successes mask a link to one of Australia’s worst crimes that will follow him to the grave. This is his story – and warning to others
- Glen Eaves was just 22 when he was present at the 1984 Milperra bikie massacre
- He did not injure anybody, helped to save others and tried to stop the bloodshed
- The Comanchero and soldier was sentenced to life in prison for seven murders
- Those convictions were reduced to manslaughter and he was released in 1988
- Eaves, 58, has lost jobs because of his record and avoids applying for some work
- He was accused of deliberately running down a motorcyclist in Sydney in March
By STEPHEN GIBBS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
Glen Eaves is an award-winning filmmaker who has run a pay TV network, worked in senior government positions and completed three university degrees.
The onetime soldier was also the youngest bikie at the Milperra massacre 36 years ago and has seven counts of manslaughter recorded against his name.
No matter what Eaves does in life – he volunteers his time for disaster relief with a veterans’ organisation – he is dragged back to the car park of the Viking Tavern in south-western Sydney where six bikies and a teenage girl were shot dead.
Eaves lives every day with the consequences of that infamous Father’s Day 1984 battle between the Comanchero and Bandidos and its permanent place on his resume.
‘I’ve been trying to outrun this business for 36 years and it just never lets me go,’ the father-of-two told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I’ve always been embarrassed by it – not ashamed, but embarrassed – and always kept it a secret.’
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