The mother of a murdered Hells Angels associate who was killed by Mick Hawi said the bikie boss finally ‘got what he deserved’ after he was shot dead on Thursday.
Fredericka Bromwich commended the ‘boys’ who executed Hawi outside a gym in Sydney’s south after her son, Anthony Zervas, was bludgeoned to death at Sydney Airport in 2009.
‘Mick Hawi got what he deserved, and good on those boys who did it,’ she told Seven News.
‘It’s karma, because what you do in life, comes back to haunt you.’
A masked gunman opened fire on the former Comancheros president, 37, at Fitness First in Rockdale about 12.10pm.
Hawi died hours after being taken to hospital in a critical condition where he was reportedly ‘brain dead’.
He was found guilty in 2011 of murdering 29-year-old Anthony Zervas inside Sydney Airport – bashing him with a bollard during a brawl between the rival clubs.
He served time in prison for his role in the killing, however, his murder conviction was quashed in 2014.
The melee was described in court as an ‘explosion of violence’ – featuring a flurry of punches and stabbings, ending in Zervas being knifed in the chest and bludgeoned to death with a 17kg steel bollard.
‘You’re a dead man, you’re f***ing dead,’ witnesses recalled underworld figure Hawi screaming at the rival group.
‘Next time we see you, you’re going to have bullet holes through you. You are a dead man walking’.
Shocked passengers watched as the deadly ‘all in brawl’ unfolded in front of them. The incident, which sparked international headlines, led to a nationwide crackdown on bikie activities.
Hawi was running a car detailing company when he was taken into custody. He had been president of the Comancheros since 2002 but was replaced after going into police custody.
It is understood he was freed in early 2016. He has two sons aged in their primary school years.
Hawi had kept a low profile since his release – that was until he opened the door of his luxury Mercedes SUV Thursday and was critically injured by a hail of bullets.