A man has been sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of cyclist Brett Anderson.
Key points:Police found Brett Anderson’s body on the side of a road in WollongongTwo men have been charged in his deathPolice found a second victim who was killed on the same dayMr Anderson was hit by a car in the CBD on February 23The court heard the man who killed Mr Anderson had a history of drug use and alcohol abuse.
He was on his way home to his parents in Northcote from a night out with friends.
The court was told the two men, aged 20 and 23, then pulled over in the middle of the road, where Brett was standing, and shot him in the chest and back.
Brett’s father, Peter, said the two had no criminal record and were happy with their life.
“The fact that they have to live with that for the rest of their lives is absolutely incredible,” he said.
“Brett was a nice, nice guy.
They had a happy life together.
They were good people.”
Mr Anderson’s death was ruled a homicide by NSW Police in March.
A charge of murder was later laid against the two defendants in the Wollungong Magistrates Court.
Police have previously charged a man with the murder.
Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Gorman said the case was one of the toughest they had ever dealt with in the investigation.
“It’s a difficult case for police and we would like to thank the people of Wollangong for their patience and cooperation,” he told reporters.
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