Mark Williams Represents Rick El Masri Who Was Found Not Guilty For GBH Charges

The man once dubbed the ­“Surfers Paradise sniper” sobbed in ­relief and held his pregnant girlfriend close as a Gold Coast jury found him not guilty of firing a gunshot from a high-rise.

Gasps were heard in the Southport District Court as the jury ­acquitted Rick El Masri in just four hours, after a two-week trial. Continue reading Mark Williams Represents Rick El Masri Who Was Found Not Guilty For GBH Charges

Witness Heard Gunshot but Didn’t See Gun in Highrise Shooting

THE star witness in the so-called Surfers Paradise highrise sniper shooting never saw the gun, which has never been found, a court has been told.

SES volunteers help police comb the Esplanade at Surfers Paradise for clues the morning after Hylton Miller was shot in December 2012. Picture: Glenn Hampson/Gold Coast Bulletin Source: Gold Coast Bulletin

More than two years after businessman Hylton Miller was shot and badly wounded as he strolled along the beachfront with his family, a committal hearing against the accused gunman – former strip club bouncer Rick El Masri – finally began yesterday. Continue reading Witness Heard Gunshot but Didn’t See Gun in Highrise Shooting