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Ho Ledinh murder: Sydney mother spied on lawyer moments before

A pregnant mother-of-four accused of masterminding the brazen daylight execution of a criminal lawyer allegedly spied on him having coffee at a Sydney cafe on the afternoon he was shot dead in front of horrified customers.

Police allege Analosa Ah Keni, 35, paid a hitman to murder Ho Ledinh, 65, and was there to oversee the killer being handed a green jacket and a water bottle – which were crucial clues in the investigation that led to her arrest.

She allegedly drove past the Happy Cup cafe in Bankstown, southwest Sydney, to conduct surveillance on Mr Ledinh less than an hour before he was shot three times from point blank range on January 23.

 

Pregnant mother-of-four Analosa Ah Keni, 35, is accused of spying on Ho Ledinh (pictured with wife Ngo Thu Huong and two of their three children) moments before his murder, which she allegedly masterminded

Police allege she paid a hitman to murder Mr Ledinh, 65, and was there to oversee the killer (pictured) being handed a green jacket and a water bottle - which were crucial clues in the investigation that led to her arrest

Police allege she paid a hitman to murder Mr Ledinh, 65, and was there to oversee the killer (pictured) being handed a green jacket and a water bottle – which were crucial clues in the investigation that led to her arrest

She allegedly drove past the Happy Cup cafe in Bankstown, southwest Sydney, to conduct surveillance on Mr Ledinh less than an hour before he was shot three times from point blank range on January 23 (scene pictured)

She allegedly drove past the Happy Cup cafe in Bankstown, southwest Sydney, to conduct surveillance on Mr Ledinh less than an hour before he was shot three times from point blank range on January 23 (scene pictured)

Ms Ah Keni was arrested on the Hume Highway in Marulan, New South Wales, on March 8 and charged with murder. 

Court documents revealed on Wednesday allege that she waited in a Bankstown shop while father-of-five Mr Ledinh was executed with a handgun in broad daylight, Nine News reported. 

The documents state she received a phone call shortly after the deed was done, before jumping into her van, which she supplied as a getaway vehicle for the gunman.  

Pictures of a black pistol – similar to the gun used in the murder, which hasn’t been recovered – were found on her phone, police alleged in the court documents.

Ms Ah Keni was arrested on the Hume Highway in Marulan, New South Wales, on March 8 and charged with Mr Ledinh's (pictured) murder

Ms Ah Keni was arrested on the Hume Highway in Marulan, New South Wales, on March 8 and charged with Mr Ledinh’s (pictured) murder

Court documents revealed on Wednesday allege that she waited in a Bankstown shop while father-of-five Mr Ledinh was executed with a handgun in broad daylight (scene pictured)

Court documents revealed on Wednesday allege that she waited in a Bankstown shop while father-of-five Mr Ledinh was executed with a handgun in broad daylight (scene pictured)

The documents state she received a phone call shortly after the deed was done, before jumping into her van, which she supplied as a getaway vehicle for the gunman (scene pictured)

The documents state she received a phone call shortly after the deed was done, before jumping into her van, which she supplied as a getaway vehicle for the gunman (scene pictured)

Detectives wearing forensic gloves picked up numerous water bottles and sorted them into brown paper bags after the shooting in January 

Detectives wearing forensic gloves picked up numerous water bottles and sorted them into brown paper bags after the shooting in January 

In CCTV footage handed to investigators, the mystery gunman could be seen taking a swig out of a water bottle prior to the brazen shooting

The photos of the pistol were allegedly sent to another person before the murder. 

Ms Ah Keni told officers after her arrest that she had no recollection of what she was doing when Mr Ledinh was murdered, the documents state. 

Court documents also revealed Ms Ah Keni is four months pregnant and has been ‘experiencing difficulties’ in a prison clinic since her arrest.  

Mr Ledinh, a father to two young children, staggered to the floor and died in front of horrified witnesses after he was shot by a gunman wearing a hi-vis top.   

A squad of detectives baging up drink bottles in January during murder investigations

A squad of detectives baging up drink bottles in January during murder investigations

Ms Ah Keni told officers after her arrest that she had no recollection of what she was doing when Mr Ledinh (pictured with his wife and children) was murdered, the documents state

Ms Ah Keni told officers after her arrest that she had no recollection of what she was doing when Mr Ledinh (pictured with his wife and children) was murdered, the documents state

Mr Ledinh (pictured with wife Ngo Thu Huong), a father to two young children, staggered to the floor and died in front of horrified witnesses after he was shot by a gunman wearing a hi-vis top

Mr Ledinh (pictured with wife Ngo Thu Huong), a father to two young children, staggered to the floor and died in front of horrified witnesses after he was shot by a gunman wearing a hi-vis top

Despite their best efforts, paramedics and his close friend Huu – crying ‘say something, please!’ – could not revive him.

Ms Ah Keni’s arrest comes three weeks after police arrested the alleged gunman, Arthur Kelekolio, 38.

The Sydney man was arrested at Sydney International Airport last month over the alleged murder, as he attempted to board a flight to Bali.

His lawyer, Adam Houda, didn’t apply for bail on behalf of Kelekolio and it was formally refused by magistrate Les Mabbutt, and the matter was adjourned to April 11. 

Ms Ah Keni's arrest comes three weeks after police arrested the alleged gunman, Arthur Kelekolio (pictured), 38

Ms Ah Keni's arrest comes three weeks after police arrested the alleged gunman, Arthur Kelekolio (pictured), 38

Ms Ah Keni’s arrest comes three weeks after police arrested the alleged gunman, Arthur Kelekolio (pictured), 38

Police will allege Kelekolio (pictured) was the man who shot Mr Ledinh and fled the scene at Happy Cup cafe 

Police will allege Kelekolio (pictured) was the man who shot Mr Ledinh and fled the scene at Happy Cup cafe 

Friends of Mr Ledinh said he was a good lawyer but a bad businessman, and records showed he was owing significant sums of money.

His wife Ngo Thu Huong, 30, was in Vietnam with the couple’s two young children at the time of his death.

Following the targeted attack, officers said they would be looking into Mr Ledinh’s organised crime clients as part of their investigation, with the Homicide Squad setting up Strike Force Eugene to investigate the shooting.

The father-of-five was one of the solicitors who represented Philip Nguyen, the man jailed over the killing of Sydney police constable Bill Crews in 2010. 

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