Man pleads guilty over Cheng murder weapon

A man has pleaded guilty to supplying the gun used to kill NSW Police employee Curtis Cheng two years ago.

 

Talal Alameddine, 24, appeared via video link in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty to recklessly possessing a .38 calibre Smith & Wesson revolver that was connected with the preparation of a terrorist act and supplying the gun to Raban Alou.

The Crown alleges Alameddine gave Alou a gun on October 2, 2015, and a short time later Alou passed the weapon to 15-year-old gunman Farhad Jabar, who fatally shot Mr Cheng.

The teen was shot dead by police outside Parramatta police headquarters.

Curtis Cheng pictured with his family. Photo: NSW Police

Alameddine was due to stand trial in June next year with co-accused Mustafa Dirani, 24, and Milad Atai, 21, who are charged with doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act.

He is excused from appearing at court next week when his sentencing hearing date will be set.

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