Disgraced detective Rogerson dies

Roger Rogerson with his new book - Currently lives in Padstow Heights PHOTO BY GEORGE VOULGAROPOULOS

ALMOST 10 years after murdering student Jamie Gao inside a Padstow storage shed, disgraced NSW detective and Padstow Heights resident, Roger Rogerson has died.

Rogerson and another former detective Glen McNamara were sentenced to life imprisonment for the execution-style killing of 20-year-old drug dealer Jamie Gao in 2014.
Gao, a university student, was shot dead on May 20, 2014, after Rogerson and McNamara lured him into a Padstow storage shed with promises of payment for drugs. Gao was killed in order for the men to steal 2.78kg of the drug ice, with a potential value of more than A$9 million.
Rogerson, 83, was taken from Long Bay to Prince of Wales Hospital last week after suffering a brain aneurysm, died on Sunday.
One of NSW’s most decorated cops, Rogerson’s career spiralled into controversy after he shot dead drug-dealer and armed-robber Warren Lanfranchi in 1981.
Attempts to have him charged with murder, supplying drugs, assault and bribery all failed, however he was eventually convicted of perverting the course of justice and spent time behind bars. Her served more time in prison for lying to the Police Integrity Commission in 1991.
He also released a book, ‘The Dark Side’.