Robert Xie found guilty of murdering five members of extended family

Robert Xie found guilty of murdering five members of extended family
  1. Robert Xie found guilty of murdering five members of extended family
    "I am innocent," Robert Xie claims as a jury finds him guilty of murdering five members of his extended family in 2009 in a majority…
    New South Wales

Sydney man Robert Xie has been found guilty of murdering five members of his extended family, including his two young nephews.

After three years of court hearings, including four separate trials, a Supreme Court jury found Xie bludgeoned his five victims to death inside their North Epping home in July 2009.

The jury came to a majority decision after earlier indicating to the court that it had been unable to reach a unanimous decision.

Xie stood up in the dock and rejected the verdict as the jury left the courtroom.

"I did not murder the Lin family," he said. "I am innocent."

Parents of victims shed tears of relief

The victims included Xie's brother in-law, newsagent Min Lin, Min Lin's wife Lily Lin, and Lily Lin's sister Irene Lin.

Min and Lily Lin's sons Henry, 12, and Terry, 9, were also killed.

Min Lin's parents wept in relief in the Supreme Court's public gallery following the verdicts.

On the other side of court not far from where her husband sat in the dock, Robert Xie's wife Kathy also wept, declaring "he's innocent" as the jury left the courtroom.

Xie fuelled by 'resentment and bitterness': prosecution

Xie and his wife were put under electronic surveillance for six months before Xie was arrested in May 2011.

During the trial the crown argued Xie had resented the way his wife's parents treated him compared to how they…

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