Ex-Wife Of Sydney Gunman Sought Refuge In Bay Area Before She Was Murdered

CBS San Francisco

HAYWARD (KPIX 5) — The ex-wife of the gunman who held people hostage in a Sydney, Australia restaurant for 16 hours this week sought refuge in the Bay Area from her abusive ex-husband before she was killed, the woman’s relatives told KPIX 5.

Mon Haron Monis, was facing charges of being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife Noleen Pal, who had family in Hayward.

Ayyut Khalik, Pal’s godfather, told KPIX 5, “He was a scam artist, oh yeah. A liar, a scam artist.”

Khalik said that he never trusted Monis, but he was still shocked to learn that he was the gunman behind the siege in Sydney on Monday. Three people were killed, including Monis.

“I never thought he would do something like that, no,” he said.

Khalik met Monis in 2003 when he married Pal. He said that Monis was so abusive to his goddaughter that just…

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