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Des Moran was the latest victim in the Moran family, which has been notable for its involvement in Melbourne gangland violence.
Judy Moran’s two sons, Jason and Mark, and her estranged husband Lewis were all killed in gangland violence.
Between January 1998 and April 2010, the Melbourne gangland violence resulted in the deaths of 36 criminals or their partners.
The majority of these murders are still unsolved, though police believe that Carl Williams may be responsible for 10 of the murders. Carl Williams is notorious in the Melbourne underworld before his incarceration in 2007.
Carl Williams was killed in April 2010; beaten to death by a fellow inmate while still serving time in Barwon Prison.
Judy Moran’s conviction has been the subject of intense media scrutiny in Melbourne, as have all the crimes during the Melbourne gangland killings.
Melbourne’ criminal activity has been the subjects of a popular television mini-series known as Underbelly.
In Judy Moran’s case, the jury took seven days to find her guilty.
Ms Moran was arrested on this day of her brother-in-law’s shooting in April last year.
She was the subject of electronic surveillance by police, who overheard Ms Moran and Suzanne Kane, the sister of Jason Moran’s widow, talking to Desmond Moran’s killer about their disposal of murder weapons.
Ms Moran was arrested by homicide detectives on the evening of 16 June after dumping the getaway car used in Desmond Moran’s murder.
Further searching of her house by detectives revealed a safe, which contained three handguns, clothing matching the description of the killer, a mask and stolen registration plates.
Ms Moran is yet to be sentenced.