22nd December,2014 : The wife of the Sydney siege gunman has arrived in court as authorities push for her to be placed behind bars over alleged murder charges.
Wearing a tan trench-coat and white beanie, Amirah Droudis, 35, refused to condemn her husband’s crimes when given the opportunity by the media outside Downing Centre Local Court. ‘Leave us alone!’ her brother John Aspros said.
Droudis was granted bail by a local court after she was charged with the murder of gunman Man Haron Monis’s estranged wife Noleen Hayson Pal in 2013. Pal was found dead in a western Sydney stairwell, having been stabbed eighteen times and
After it was revealed Monis was on bail when he took 18 people hostage at the Lindt cafe in Martin Place last Monday, NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard demanded a review into Droudis bail decision. The matter will be heard by the Chief Magistrate, Judge Graeme Henson.
Hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson, and the gunman died when police stormed the cafe more than 16 hours after the siege began.
An autopsy of Monis’s body has now been completed and a burial order will be made on Monday, which means the body will be released to next of kin to organise burial.
Monis was on bail charged with being an accessory to Ms Pal’s murder.