Slain bikie widow extracted husband's sperm
THE grieving widow of slain Comanchero Mahmoud "Mick" Hawi extracted sperm from the body of her assassinated husband after his death, it has been revealed.
Carolina Gonzalez was granted permission to posthumously extract the sperm just 24 hours after Hawi was gunned down on February 15 in a surprise attack at a suburban gym, Fairfax News reported.
Ms Gonzales submitted the application to the NSW Supreme Court the day after Hawi went into cardiac arrest and later died from being shot in the face at Rockdale Fitness First.
The couple, who married in 2002, had two children before he was jailed over the 2009 Sydney Airport bikie brawl and then released on appeal in 2015.
Ms Gonzalez declared her love for her slain husband in a series of heartbreaking messages ahead of his funeral this afternoon.
She wrote of her husband's "beautiful heart" and asked for "prayers for his beautiful soul".
In another message posted on Monday, she wrote: "Only I, his close friends and family know how truly beautiful his heart was."
Ms Gonzalez was inundated with messages of support from friends, many of whom spoke of their unique love.
"A true love story you two, he will live through your beautiful boys for always," wrote one friend.
Another posted: "Oh Carolina, I never knew anyone who love their husband as much as you love Mick. My heart aches for you and your boys."
Another promised to look after her family in his absence, writing: "We are all shattered, he was a brother to us all and we are your brothers too. We have your back just like Mick had."
Hawi was shot multiple times while he sat in his luxury Mercedes 4WD outside the Fitness First gym in Rockdale.
He died in St George Hospital that night, aged 37.
Police are still hunting his killers, who were captured on CCTV fleeing the scene.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Hawi moved to Australia with his parents, brother and three sisters as a young boy in 1985.
He rose to prominence for his role in the infamous bikie brawl at Sydney Airport in 2009 while he was the national president of the Comanchero.
Passengers in the terminal watched on in fear as the club clashed with rival Hells Angels members. Associate Anthony Zervas was bludgeoned to death with a bollard.
Hawi did time in prison for his role in the killing and, since his release in 2015, laid low in south Sydney.
Family and friends will pay tribute to Hawi at a funeral service at a mosque in south Sydney this afternoon. He will then be laid to rest at Rookwood Cemetery.