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Member of motorcycle gang gets two awards for killing innocent man who walked outside their club

By Mason White 12:52 PM March 15, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A member of a motorcycle club was arrested on a charge of murder after the beating death of a passerby who allegedly harassed his boss’ dog, police in Australia said.

Now, 38-year-old Luke Maybus of Melbourne, is facing many years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in connection with the beating death of 38-year-old Michael Strike.

According to the police investigation, Maybus was a member of the Bandidos motorcycle club. On the day of the killing, Maybus arrived at the motorcycle club to meet with his boss, 33-year-old Johnny Walker.

Walker left his dog Trouble, outside on a leash attached to a concrete slab. Later, Strike approached the dog and hunched over to it.

Walker went to the door and told Strike to leave. Strike moved toward Walker. Walker grabbed Strike and dragged him inside the club.

Walker punched Strike several times before Maybus hit Strike with an iron rod. His head was split open, and he fell down on the floor.

Strike was wrapped in a blanket and was placed in the back of a van. Maybus then drove the van near a cemetery and dumped Strike.

His body was found the next day. Maybus later received two awards from the club for killing Strike. Walker pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a separate trial.