Brand family mourns NRL star brother “Killer Coward” after the horror Sydney accident

The family of the mother who was killed in a horrific car crash has described the brother of a disgraced former NRL star as a “cowardly killer.”

Troy Zeri, a 29-year-old half-brother at the former Bronson Cronulla Fish Center, lost control of his car and pushed his head first into 63-year-old Joe Duke’s car in November 2019 in Eastwood, northwest Sydney.

Bronson backed his brother in New South Wales District Court for Friday’s sentencing hearing, with Ms Duke’s family repeatedly referring to him as her “murderer”.

“This wasn’t a car accident, it was a human massacre,” Ms Duke’s husband, Mick Duke, told the court, News.com.au reported.

“He is a coward for not making an initial statement to the police regardless of legal protection.”

Troy Zeri (pictured left), the 29-year-old half-brother of former Cronulla Sharks Center in Bronson (right), crashes into Joe Duke’s car in November, 2019

Bronson Zerey (pictured) backed his brother in NSW County Court for Friday’s sentencing hearing, with Ms Duke’s family repeatedly referring to Troy as a ‘murderer’.

Prosecutors allege that Xerri was driving faster than 105 km/h in the 60 km/h area on Blaxland Road in Eastwood on November 13 when he lost control of his Toyota Hilux and skidded on the wrong side of the road, colliding with Mrs. other. .

The public prosecutor said he had a “horrific” traffic record, as he was caught driving without a license five months before the accident, and he was also subjected to several speeding violations.

Xerri claimed that he had been driving around 80 km/h before the accident and was rushing home at the time.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving resulting in death and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm. A judge also found him guilty of driving aggressively and causing bodily harm.

Ms Duke’s family said Zerry was a “coward” for the lack of help or remorse he showed after the accident.

Her son Zack told the court: “My mom was fighting for her life for about 39 minutes before she passed away from the many horrific injuries that got stuck in her car.”

Doing nothing to help was a cowardly act. You are a coward.

Xerri was speeding when he crashed into the Mazda that killed 63-year-old Joe Duke (pictured) in November 2019

Xerri was speeding when he crashed into the Mazda that killed 63-year-old Joe Duke (pictured) in November 2019

He said he visited the scene after the crash and it looked like a “bomb site.”

“There was wreckage everywhere, it was horrible,” Zach said. “My mom’s car was completely unrecognizable…the truck driver described it as the worst effect he had ever seen in his 12 years driving a truck.

“All I remember is the smell of death.”

Mrs. Duke’s son also made a painful memory of seeing his mother’s body lifeless on the ground, saying he would not be able to get the image out of his head.

“My mother’s body was lying on a glorified metal stretcher, only her disfigured face was visible, a medical tube hanging from her mouth,” Zack said.

“I felt like I had been hit by the wind…I started shivering uncontrollably, I couldn’t breathe.

“Seeing my mom in that condition pierced my heart and it’s an image I can’t get out of my head.”

Mick Duke (pictured left), Mrs. Duke’s husband (right), told the court: “This wasn’t a car accident, it was human massacre.”

The victim’s son said he was confronted by a member of the Xerri family, saying the situation was ‘very difficult’.

He added: “The killer, some members of his family and other supporters smiled and commented on us throughout the entire court proceedings.”

Gabriel Bashir, a lawyer representing Ziri, said he was subjected to an “extra” penalty for the incident because he had received death threats and made him “start easy”.

She said he had been refused medication in custody due to PTDS and substance use disorder.

He will be sentenced in May and faces up to ten years behind bars.

Brother Bronson has been banned from professional sports until 2024 after he tested positive for steroids while playing with sharks in 2020.

Xerri banned from NRL until 2024 after testing positive for steroids in May 2020

Xerri banned from NRL until 2024 after testing positive for steroids in May 2020

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