Man jailed for role in Curtis Cheng’s murder has conviction quashed

A man jailed for his part in the deadly shooting of police accountant Curtis Cheng in Parramatta in 2015 has had his conviction quashed.

Mustafa Dirani will now face a retrial was ordered.

He was serving a maximum 28-year sentence for acting as a lookout as the terror attack was planned.

A supplied image obtained Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 shows Parramatta shooting victim Curtis Cheng (left) with family.

Cheng was shot and killed by 15-year-old Farhad Jabar outside Parramatta Police Headquarters in 2015. He was then killed by police in an exchange of gunfire.

Raban Alou was jailed for a maximum of 44 years for masterminding the attack and Talal Alameddine was jailed for almost 18 years for sourcing the gun.

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