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DPP to appeal term for truckie's killer

THE Director of Public Prosecutions will lodge an appeal against the jail term of a minimum five years and nine months given to Mahmoud Mariam for the manslaughter of truck driver Bob Knight and affray.

Last month, Mariam, 29, was sentenced to a maximum of seven years and nine months, with Justice Megan Latham finding he ''has at no stage expressed the slightest remorse''.

Mr Knight, 66, pictured, was fatally wounded when a bullet fired during a dispute between rival clans travelled 120 metres out of the Milperra KFC car park, across Milperra Road and into his Kenworth truck as he drove past on June 25, 2009.

Justice Latham noted in sentencing Mariam that he ''wears his contempt of the law as a badge of honour'' and his likelihood of rehabilitation was ''moderate at best''. Mariam was acquitted in May of murder but convicted of manslaughter and affray.