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Australia - A Perth bikie has been sentenced to more than six years in prison over the shooting of the president of a rival gang.
Rock Machine member Benjamin Sipkes, 31, was convicted in the Supreme Court in April over the shooting, but found not guilty of attempting to murder West Australian Rebels gang president Nick Martin.
Mr Martin was shot in the arm as he arrived at his home in suburban Balcatta on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in March last year.
Sipkes was today sentenced in the Supreme Court to six years and four months in prison, backdated to when he was taken into custody in March last year.
He was also made eligible for parole.
In sentencing, Justice Stephen Hall noted that Sipkes was not a violent person but had also not cooperated with police, most likely out of fear for his safety and that of his family.
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