Man jailed for murder of Ross Houllis in Sydney


Sami Hamdach, 30, has been jailed for the murder of 28-year-old Ross Houllis in Sydney over a pair of fake AirPods, Nine News has reported.

Justice Stephen Campbell sentenced Hamdach to a total of 16 years and two months with a non-parole period of 12 years in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday.

Hamdach pleaded guilty to the murder of Houllis, who died in hospital three days after he was bashed on a suburban Wakeley street in Sydney’s west on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Houllis was allegedly ambushed while trying to sell a set of fake Apple AirPod earphones he had listed on Facebook. Hamdach and another man, Abdul Karaali, allegedly bashed and stomped on Houllis in the carpark.

A man has been jailed for murder of Ross Houllis in Sydney.

Justice Campbell found while Hamdach was not the one to inflict the injuries that killed Houllis, he was as equally guilty of the crime as his co-offender Karaali.

Karaali was found guilty of murder by a jury earlier in March. He is due to be sentenced at a later date.

Houllis’ mother, Janey Houllis, was outside court on Friday after the sentencing and said Hamdach’s remorse “means nothing.”

“I would have been happy with longer but it is what it is,” she told reporters, holding a framed photograph of her son.

“It’s not going to ever bring him back.”

Source: Nine News.

READ MORE: Sydney woman avoids jail despite ‘crucial role’ in fatal assault of Ross Houllis.




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