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Man denies Sydney driveway murder

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016 Margaret Scheikowski

A man gunned down in his Sydney driveway while bringing in his rubbish bin was shot by a killer who had waited nearby in a parked car for three-and-a-half hours, a jury has been told.

At the opening of the NSW Supreme Court trial on Tuesday, prosecutor Peter McGrath SC alleged that Mahmoud Barakat was either the man who got out of the car, ran down the street and shot the victim, or the man who drove the car to and from the scene.

Barakat, 31, of Yagoona, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ali Jammas who was struck with four of six bullets fired outside his Abbotsbury home, in Sydney's southwest, on July 12, 2013.

CCTV footage from neighbouring houses showed a silver-grey Subaru WRX entered the street at about 6.30am and remained parked nearby until 10am when Mr Jammas came out of his house to get the wheelie bin, Mr McGrath said.

Neighbours heard and saw different things, including the car driving off quickly.

One woman actually saw Mr Jammas being shot by a man wearing a jumper with the hood up, while unclear footage appeared to show a man wearing a dark hooded jumper with the hood over his head, dark long pants and sports shoes, Mr McGrath said.

In late July, a police officer saw a silver-grey Subaru WRX parked in a Yagoona street.

The car was seized from its owner David Younis as was CCTV footage from a camera which focused on his driveway and the street outside.

This showed his friend Barakat coming to the house on July 10 and driving the Subaru away and returning it at about 10.30am on July 12, the day of the murder, the prosecutor said.

Barakat was wearing a dark hooded jumper, dark pants and white sports shoes.

Police drove the route from the shooting to the Yagoona address a number of times and it took them from 22 to 30 minutes, he said.

Defence lawyer David Dalton SC told the jurors the Crown would not be able to demonstrate that the Abbotsbury and Yagoona cars were the same vehicle, or that Barakat was either the shooter or the driver.

The trial is continuing.

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