Axel Sidaros cleared of attempted murder, sentence reduced by five years


Canberra bikie Axel Sidaros, 25, was sentenced to 14 years’ jail in 2019 when a jury found him guilty of seven charges, including attempted murder, after an attack on the home of former Comanchero boss Peter Zradkovic.

Yesterday in court, ABC News reports, Sidaros had nearly five years cut from his original sentence, after he was tried twice for the crimes.

CCTV footage of the 2018 incident shows three men sneaking into the backyard and then firing into the house. Mr Zradkovic, who lost the top of a finger in the shoot out, can be seen firing back as he runs out of the house.

The incident ended after petrol poured around cars in the drive way was ignited and exploded and the men fled.

Former Comancheros boss Peter Zdravkovic. Photo: ABC News

Sidaros won a new trial after an appeal and was ultimately cleared of the charge of attempted murder.

But Justice David Mossop yesterday upheld the rest of the convictions including arson, agreement to inflict grievous bodily harm and committing an act of endangering life.

Justice Mossop found Sidaros remains a member of the Comancheros, and has been involved in violence in prison and remains hostile to authorities.

“[He] is someone who craves acceptance and thought he had found it with the Comancheros,” he said.

Sidaros has already lodged an appeal against the second convictions, maintaining he has no knowledge of the events.

He will be eligible for parole in 2024.

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