36-year-old Rabih Abdulrahman (pictured) pleaded guilty to homicide for more than a decade before allegedly killing a 12-year-old boy in Sydney on Friday
The unlicensed driver, who was accused of running down and killing a boy when he went to school on Friday, was once serving a jail sentence for being manslaughter after a drug deal went wrong.
36-year-old Rabih Abdulrahman was charged with manslaughter and dangerous driving after beating and killing a 12-year-old boy in Hurstville, southwest Sydney on Friday morning.
However, Daily Mail Australia court documents show that Abdulrahman had previously been convicted of homicide and was sentenced to two years in 2007.
Documents showed that Abdulrahman had been in a unit in Bexley near Hurstville in May 2005 when a man was shot and killed in a drug trafficking dispute.
The police arrested and accused the shooter before later intercepting calls that Abdulrahman told his mother that he knew the gunman's identity.
According to consistent facts, Abdulrahman also helped "prevent the arrest, trial and punishment (of the shooter)" in the days after the shootout.
Abdulrahman initially denied being in the unit, but eventually joined a confession of guilt.
He was sentenced to at least two years in prison, which could be served as weekend detention.
Abdulrahman was unlicensed and had been serving a community sentence since last October when he reportedly gave a red light and beat the 12-year-old boy in Hurstville, south of Sydney
The 12-year-old boy (picture), who cannot be named for legal reasons, was hospitalized, but died soon after. His father told Daily Mail Australia that they were having trouble resigning to his "senseless" death
Since his release from prison, Abdulrahman has been convicted of attacking a police officer, driving under the influence of drugs, carrying a gun in a public place, and opposing the arrest.
He served a correction order in the community, but was not allowed to drive.
He shouldn't have driven when the boy was hit.
CCTV shows Abdulrahman beating the boy with his Toyota Corolla when the boy crosses with a green foot signal.
His father said it was a path his eldest son went to school at nearby Sydney Technical High in Bexley every morning, and Friday morning should have been no different.
"It makes no sense," said the father.
The boy's father told Daily Mail Australia that he, his wife, and their young son "go through hell".
"It's just terrible, I didn't sleep at all last night, we didn't sleep," said the boy's father.
Abdulrahman (pictured after being arrested on Friday) faces seven charges, including homicide
The boy was held under the vehicle for up to an hour before being released and taken to hospital for treatment. A short time later, he died tragically
& # 39; My wife is upset. We were in the cemetery making preparations (for his funeral). & # 39;
The young man was a popular student among his 7th grade classmates and a rising star at the piano.
His piano teacher Lily Monteverdi said that she had taught the boy for five years and said that he was "a very talented student".
& # 39; You are a beautiful family, you only want the best for him. It is very difficult for them. & # 39;
Court documents for Abdulrahman's manslaughter conviction said he was 24 years old but had a long history of crime.
He grew up in Hurstville and left school in the 11th year before turning to alcohol and drugs.
In the years after graduation, Abdulrahman was involved in drug delivery.
He was eventually brought to court and fined for possession of drugs before he got a job as a freight courier.
In addition to his drug use, Abdulrahman had a history of ruthless driving and weaponry, the documents say.
NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman vowed to review the case after last week's tragedy.
A makeshift memorial with dozens of bouquets of flowers was erected outside the Hurstville Public School at the intersection of Lily Street and Forrest Road, where the boy was killed.
"We are sorry that this happened," said a school jumper attached to the gate.
The young man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – made his way to school when he crossed Lily Road and was allegedly hit by Abdulrahman around 8:40 a.m.
Flower tributes outside the Hurstville Public School in southern Sydney, where the 12-year-old boy is said to have been hit and killed by an unlicensed driver
The police continue to investigate where Abdulrahman had been before the horror accident, while his family is also unable to explain the tragedy.
"He used to live in Hurstville, but not for long, so we don't know where he was going or what he was doing," his brother said on Saturday.
& # 39; We are upset. We are so sad about what happened. It's a child, nobody wants to see children get hurt. & # 39;
Abdulrahman appeared shortly before Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, where his lawyer Mohamed Said made no bail request.
Mr. Said told the media in court, "I haven't had a chance to speak to him or the family at this point, so I can't say much right now."
"It is a very tragic incident … our thoughts are with the family and everyone involved."
Abdulrahman will remain behind bars until he appears before the Sutherland District Court on November 4th.
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