A Rebels bikie who bragged about his release from prison, has walked from court after pleading guilty to a jailhouse attack.
Chris Michael Rymer threw his middle finger up at the cameras as he left Burwood Local Court on Monday, where footage of his attack on a fellow prisoner was played.
The security footage showed the moment Rymer kicked and lunged at a man who he believed was linked to the death of his fellow gang member and close friend Michael Davey.
Chris Rymer walked free from Burwood Local Court on Monday after his sentence for a jailhouse attack was backdated to when it occurred and considered served
Chris Rymer (left) believed the man he was attacking was linked to the murder of his friend Michael Davey (centre)
‘It’s unprovoked… you see him punch then kick him in the face,’ police prosecutor Sergeant Carter said about the December 6, 2016, attack inside Silverwater’s Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre.
At the time of the prison attack, Rymer was on remand with three other gang members facing kidnapping and assault charges.
The men were charged with the kidnap and brutal 36-hour torture of a former gang president but were all found not guilty and were released on November 3, 2017.
Since his release from the Silverwater prison, Rymer celebrated with a series of photos.
Taking to his Instagram page to boast of his reclaimed freedom, Rymer shared photos of himself enjoying shopping trips to Louis Vuitton, visiting theme parks on the Gold Coast, and eating delicious cafe food.
Since his release in November, a series of social media photographs show the man enjoying his newfound freedom
He was pictured at a Gold Coast theme park with two children and also at a local cafe enjoying a meal
Within weeks of being acquitted for the brutal bashing, Rymer also shared a snap with his glamorous partner announcing they were expecting a baby.
In the crass reveal, the heavily-tattooed rebels member told followers: ‘Straight out and straight into it. Love my lil fam can’t wait till August to meet my new baby Rymer’.
The photo was accompanied by the hashtags #freshouttajailknockingbitchesup and #6monthspregnantnotfunnypete.
Rymer and his partner are expecting their second child, and he is expected to start work this week
Speaking in Burwood Local Court on Monday, Rymer’s solicitor Adam Williams said his client ‘lost control of his emotions’ when he saw the man who he linked to his friend’s murder, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Magistrate Joy Boulos said Rymer’s situation at home changed since the 2016 jailhouse attack, and he was now expecting a child and due to start a new job.
She gave him a six month jail sentence but backdated it to when he committed the offence.
Rymer served the six month jail sentence by June 5, 2017 while on remand, which meant he could walk free from court on Tuesday.
Rymer and three other gang members were found not guilty in November of kidnapping and assault charges