Five guilty over Bandidos boss's shotgun murder

A group of men have been convicted over a murderous plot that led to a senior Bandidos bikie being fatally shot in the head with a shotgun.

Phillip Brian Woods, Brenton James Hayes, Jace William Harding, Brendan James Russell McLachlan and Brian Anthony Farnsworth were found guilty of murder on Friday.

A NSW Supreme Court jury delivered its verdicts after more than 28 hours of deliberations.

The five men will face sentencing over the murder plot, which led to 60-year-old Shane De Britt being fatally shot as he watched Netflix in his home at Eurimbla, in central-west NSW, in the early hours of January 14, 2020.

The president of the local chapter of the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang had been diagnosed with cancer before he was killed.

De Britt's murder was a revenge plot crafted after riders from the Grudge Bringers were beaten up and stripped of their gang colours during a stoush with the Bandidos, the jury heard during a lengthy trial that began in September.

As the founder of the Grudge Bringers, Woods planned the shooting with Hayes, who owned the Menace Ink tattoo parlour in Wellington, where the group would often hang out.

The pair did not attend De Britt's isolated rural property, instead sending Harding, McLachlan and Farnsworth and two other armed men dressed in black and wearing masks to the home.

McLachlan was accused of carrying the 12-gauge Franchi self-loading shotgun and firing the fatal shot.

After the murder, the group took an angle grinder to the shotgun, buried the remaining weapons and burned the Toyota Yaris used to drive to De Britt's house.

The five men all pleaded not guilty to murder, claiming they merely visited De Britt's home to frighten him in order to end the threats and attacks on the Grudge Bringers.

They will be sentenced during a five-day hearing due to start on April 8 before Justice Dina Yehia.

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