The man responsible for three murders and a series of court-related bombings in Sydney in the 1980s will die in prison for his “calculated, violent and hateful” attacks.

The so-called Family Court bomber, Leonard John Warwick, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the three murders.

Warwick’s attacks took place between 1980 and 1985 and were motivated by a bitter feud with his ex-wife.

In his sentencing today, Supreme Court Justice Peter Garling said Warwick’s crimes “cannot be viewed as anything other than an attack on the very foundations of Australian democracy”.

The 73-year-old former firefighter, who pleaded not guilty, faced a marathon Supreme Court trial that dragged on for nearly two years.

His victims were Family Court judge Justice David Opas, Justice Ray Watson’s wife, Pearl, and Jehovah’s Witness Minister Graham Wykes.

More to come.

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