8th Murderer:  Man Haron Monis - Killed one person in the Lindt Café siege

On Monday 15 Dec 2014, Man Haron Monis aged 50, in the Lindt Chocolate Café in Martin Place Sydney, presented a gun and began a 16-hour hostage siege that resulted in the deaths of one customer, Katrina Dawson, and cafe employee, Tori Johnson.

Katrina Dawson and cafe employee, Tori Johnson.

 Man Haron Monis was shot dead by police when they raided the café the following morning.

Man Haron Monis

Prior criminal activity

On 14 Mar 2014, Monis was arrested and charged with sexually and indecently assaulting a young woman who went to his consultancy in Wentworthville, NSW, for "spiritual healing", after seeing an advertisement in a local newspaper. Seven months later, on 13 October 2014, a further 40 charges were added, including 22 counts of aggravated sexual assault and 14 counts of aggravated indecent assault, allegedly committed against six more women who had visited his business.
In 2014, Monis was also charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife

If Man Haron Monis had not been shot dead, but apprehended, he would have been sentenced to at least 30 years’ jailShould he have lived another 25 years, the cost to the NSW Public Purse based on the average annual cost of Maximum Security Incarceration in 2020, would have been $4.375 million circa ($175,000 p.a. X 25 years).

Questions re 8th Murderer:  Man Haron Monis

Why are Australians invariably pleased when a gunman such as Man Haron Monis is executed by police fire in an armed siege?  Yet if the armed gunman that has killed one or more innocent people is apprehended and faces the courts, the maximum penalty does not allow executing the murderer?

Should the NSW state government amend its criminal codes so that the death penalty may be sentenced in the event of another armed siege in NSW?

Should other states and the two territories similarly amend their criminal codes so that the death penalty may be sentenced in the event of another armed siege?

Write response to above three questions re 8th Murderer on 'Peer Reviewer's Responses to Sentences Form' Word document