Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bagnato guilty in Thai murder of HA Wayne Schneider

A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian man to death for murdering a Hells Angels gang member in 2015. Australian Antonio Bagnato, 28, was sentenced to death by a court in the resort city of Pattaya for detaining, assaulting and then killing Wayne Schneider.

Bagnato was originally a bodyguard for Schneider. He later split off to set up his own gang. After several business conflicts, Bagnato and the other four men beat and abducted Schneider and brought him to Bagnato's house. There, they beat him to death before burying the body. An American and two Australians are still sought.

Police find the body of Wayne Schneider in Pattaya on Dec 1, 2015.

Wayne Schneider
Wayne Schneider began his career as a meth cook and later joined the Hells Angels in Sydney. In 2006 he was accused of shooting a bouncer outside a nightclub. In 2012 he relocated to Pattaya, Thailand and established a massive drug network.

Police believe that a $1.5 billion drug bust, netting two tonnes of MDMA (ecstasy) and nearly one tonne of Meth, was linked to the Hells Angels, Comancheros, and Schneider. Schneider’s naked body was found on November 30 last year in a shallow grave in eastern Thailand. Schneider's bodyguard Tony Bagnato was arrested in Cambodia days after the murder.

Antonio Bagnato sits in police custody in Phnom Penh
Police arrested 26-year-old Antonio Bagnato in a raid on the cheap hotel in Phnom Penh. He could face a death sentence if found guilty.
Former Victorian Comanchero president, Amad "Jay" Malkoun was interviewed by Thai authorities as a witness to the abduction. He said he was sleeping. He left the country 2 days later.

Tyler Gerard, 21, is escorted by police in Pattaya to re-enact the murder of Australian Hells Angels biker Wayne Schneider

Wayne Schneider
Tyler Gerald, 21, was one of the five men who abducted the Australian man from his home. Schneider has been described as a senior member of the Hells Angels.

Pattaya beach, Thailand.

Antonio Bagnato
The Hell's Angels chapter openly runs a bar with adjoining private members rooms called Angel's Place in Pattaya, where a commemorative stone has been erected in Schneider's honour. Virtually all the chapter's members are Australians.

Antonio Bagnato is a former Sydney bikie member of the Comancheros, and is believed to have masterminded the attack.

Blood and bullet casings, as well as paraphernalia used for making crystal meth, were found at the scene.
The naked body of Schneider, 38, was found buried in a two-metre-deep grave in roadside bushes near Pattaya. His neck was reportedly broken.

Two security guards working at the housing estate told police they'd been threatened by a man with a gun and were warned to stay away. The guards then heard Mr Schneider calling for help and told police they saw five men with scarves tied across their faces bashing the 38-year-old.
Three other suspects involved in the murder are still on the run. Two of them are believed to have fled to Australia.
American Tyler Gerard, 21, was arrested as he attempted to cross the Thai border

Truck used in Schneider's murder

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