Max Sica faces up to 45 years in jail for the 2003 murder of the Singh siblings in Brisbane. A jury on Tuesday declared Sica was found guilty, but sentencing was adjourned until Thursday.
Singh patriarch Vijay Singh was not at the Brisbane Supreme Court Tuesday, but he is expected to hear the sentencing on Thursday.
Max Sica's mother, Anamaria Sica, was seen outside the court in a breakdown. She was hysterical, according to a report by news.com.au. She kept shouting to reporters that the police did not conduct a proper investigation on the case.
For those who have not heard of the case, here are ten things to know about Max Sica and the murder of Singh siblings.
10. Max Sica, 42, was suspected of murdering Neelma Singh, 24; Kunal Singh, 18; and Sidhi Singh, 12.
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9. The murder was carried out at the Singh's home in Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane. The Crown said the three siblings were murdered between 11.30pm on April 20 and 7am on April 21, 2003. The exact time of death was not established because the bodies were subjected to heat after death.
8. The trial went on for 77 days, during which the court heard Sica was involved in a romantic relationship with Neelma Singh. She called off the romance in 2002.
7. The prosecution said that weeks before Neelma died, she had agreed to see Sica, because he told her he had a brain tumour.
6. Sica was at the Singh residence on April 20, 2003 to talk with Neelma. The court heard a prayer meeting about his tumour was part of the reason for the visit.
5. The prosecution argued Sica had strangled Neelma in a fit of rage. It was also alleged that the siblings were also killed because they witnessed Neelma's death. The siblings' bodies were reportedly dumped in a running hot spa so that Singh could clean up the crime scene with bleach products. And then he went back to the scene 36 hours later, with his son (then 11 years old) and niece. He was with the kids when he knocked on the Singh family home's door.
4. Police found a sock print found in bleach and it matched Sica's foot.
3. Investigators also said Sica lied about his whereabouts at the time of the murder.
2. When the judge asked him if he had anything to say, Sica replied: "Well, I didn't kill no-one and the Queensland justice system is corrupt, okay? Sorry, that's all I have to say."
1. Sica phoned the police via Triple-0 on April 22, 2003 to report that he had found the three dead bodies at the Singh family home. He said he asked the children to go back to his car before he entered because he found it suspicious that no one was answering. He claimed he went for a visit because Neelma was not returning his calls.
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