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Third man is arrested in connection execution of Sydney lawyer

Heavily-tattooed man is arrested over the ‘execution-style’ shooting murder of a lawyer in a Sydney cafe – after his wife was charged for ‘supplying getaway car’

  • Ho Ledinh, 65, was shot three times at Happy Cup cafe in Bankstown in 2018 
  • Police arrested a 34-year-old man at a home in Leppington on Thursday  
  • His wife Analosa Ah Keni was arrested and charged with murder in March

A heavily tattooed man has been arrested over the death of a Sydney lawyer who was executed at a cafe in broad daylight.   

Ho Ledinh, 65, was shot three times through the back at point-blank range in front of horrified witnesses outside Happy Cup cafe at Bankstown City Plaza in the city’s south-west in January 2018.  

Strike Force Eugene descended on a home in Leppington on Thursday morning where they arrested a 34-year-old suspect in relation to the murder.

Police allege he was the mastermind behind the execution, and ordered the hit on Mr Ledinh.

Strikeforce Eugene descended on a Leppington home on Thursday morning where they arrested a 34-year-old suspect 

Ho Ledinh, 65, was shot three times through the back at point-blank range in front of horrified witnesses

Ho Ledinh, 65, was shot three times through the back at point-blank range in front of horrified witnesses

The man’s wife, Analosa Ah Keni, from Liverpool, was arrested on the Hume Highway at Marulan in March and charged with murder.

She is alleged to have monitored Mr Ledinh in the hours before his death, provided the gunman with a disguise, and offered her van as a getaway car. 

The man arrested on Thursday is currently undergoing questioning at Narellan Police Station.

The alleged gunman, Arthur Kelekolio was arrested at Sydney International Airport in February trying to board a flight to Bali. 

He too was charged with murder. 

The heavily-tattooed man is the third person to be arrested in connect to Ho Ledinh's 2018 death

The heavily-tattooed man is the third person to be arrested in connect to Ho Ledinh’s 2018 death

Police believe Mr Ledinh may have been involved in a dispute with a number of parties over money

Police believe Mr Ledinh may have been involved in a dispute with a number of parties over money

Mr Ledinh, a 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. 

Police believe Mr Ledinh may have been involved in a dispute with a number of parties over money.

‘We will be alleging there was a dispute over money. What we know [is] the person who’s been arrested today was [allegedly] responsible for contracting the person [who pulled the trigger],’ Superintendent Cook said.

‘We believe this [is] related to a dispute over money, a significant amount of money. We believe the dispute was ongoing for some time.’

Police allege he was the mastermind behind the execution, and ordered the hit on the 65-year-old

Police allege he was the mastermind behind the execution, and ordered the hit on the 65-year-old

The alleged gunman, Arthur Kelekolio was arrested at Sydney International Airport in February trying to board a flight to Bali

The alleged gunman, Arthur Kelekolio was arrested at Sydney International Airport in February trying to board a flight to Bali

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