Sperm extracted from the body of murdered former bikie boss Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi is being stored at an IVF facility until a court rules on his widow’s pending application to use it, a Sydney judge has been told.
The former Comanchero Motorcycle Club president was gunned down outside a Rockdale gym in Sydney’s south on February 15. No one has been arrested over the crime.
A urologist was authorised to perform a “posthumous sperm retrieval” after Hawi’s wife Carolina Gonzales made an urgent application in the NSW Supreme Court the day after he was killed.
Sperm extracted from the body of murdered former bikie boss “Mick” Hawi (left) is being stored at an IVF facility until a court rules on his widow’s (right) pending application to use it
In a directions hearing on Monday, Justice Peter Johnson was told the sample had been obtained, was being stored at an IVF facility and had not been used.
Ms Gonzales’ barrister said his client would be making an application to use the sample.
The judge directed that certain material be provided including an affidavit from the doctor involved in the sperm extraction setting out what happened to the sample including its present location and storage.
The case will be mentioned again on Thursday.
Last month detectives watched as the former bikie kingpin’s bullet-riddled body was removed from a ‘locked, zipped bag’ for a doctor to extract his sperm.
New details emerged of widow Carolina Gonzelez’s last ditch effort to fulfil her desire to have a baby with her late childhood sweetheart.
Ms Gonzalez urgently applied to court for the procedure to be performed after her husband was gunned down outside a gym in Sydney’s south.
He was buried at a traditional Islamic ceremony on Thursday afternoon – with tensions flaring between police and limousine-riding funeral guests, and Ms Gonzalez herself finding herself locked in an angry confrontation with online trolls.
Mick Hawi’s burial: Mourners held an empty coffin over their heads after piling dirt on the former Comanchero president’s bare body at Rookwood necropolis on Thursday
Hundreds of people gathered in the Islamic section of the graveyard to bury Hawi, the 37-year-old former national president of the Comanchero
One of the at least 200 mourners to attend Hawi’s funeral service bore a large tattoo reading ‘Infidel’ on his left forearm
Hawi’s family arrived and left the service in a fleet of Rolls Royces, Bentleys and a lone Porsche
A sheikh is pictured arriving at the mosque for the funeral service on Thursday
Court documents obtained by Daily Mail Australia revealed the sperm procedure could only be performed with investigators examining his murder present.
‘The Coroner… advised … that the deceased is situated in a locked zipped bag and that the bag cannot be unzipped without the presence of detectives,’ said affidavit written by Ms Gonzalez’s lawyer.
Gang squad detectives had no objection to the procedure being performed.
The court approved the operation – but Ms Gonzalez will need the court’s sign off to use the sperm to get pregnant via IVF.
Hawi’s funeral service was monitored by a small army of police.
A large crowd of men who arrived at the service in three white limousines were stopped on the way to Hawi’s burial by bikie-busting Strike Force Raptor.
One officer, Raptor 13 – Senior Constable Andrew Murphy – drew his Taser and shouted ‘you’re going to get searched’ as tensions flared between the groups.
Police were seen on every corner of the block near the funeral service on Thursday. It was a little more awkward for the Gangs Squad detectives who had to supervise his body
A brigade of guests at the service arrived in three white limousines. They were later stopped by Strike Force Raptor officers while on their way to the burial
A considerable group of men walked together down the street towards the Arncliffe mosque where Hawi was buried, with a man in a grew suit carrying a framed photograph of Hawi
About 20 men, dressed head-to-toe in black, walked the street together following the funeral service
Family members had requested funeral attendees leave their motorbikes at home – but this man clearly missed the memo
Mourners embraced outside the mosque after the conclusion of the service
‘Brother, there’s 30 of us (and) there’s two of you… show some respect’ one of the men said as Raptor 13 pushes the surging group out of his face.
‘I don’t care, you’re going to be searched, stand against the fence all of you… you’re all being searched for firearms and drugs,’ he responded.
And just hours after her husband’s body was covered with earth at Rookwood cemetery, a furious Ms Gonzalez fired up at trolls online.
The bereaved widow was furious after a woman claimed Hawi’s children were suffering because of their dad had been ‘involved in things that cost him his life’.
Furious: Carolina Gonzalez hit out at trolls on Facebook in the hours after her husband’s funeral
‘Before you speak you should have some facts!’ she fumed. ‘My husband did not do this to his children!
‘If you only knew the truth, you would hide in a cave from embarrassment from what you have just written.
‘My husband left that life a long time ago! How dare you write something like that?
‘What you have done is worse to my kids – planting this seed in their head is not nice of you.’
Police are still hunting for the man’s killers.
Hawi’s casket was covered with an elaborate flower display. His body was removed from its coffin prior to burial