The son of an outlaw bikie boss was charged over the alleged fatal bashing of a man weeks before his father was executed in a Gold Coast driveway.
Notorious bikie Shane Bowden, 48, was shot in the head and chest in an execution-style killing outside his Pimpama home shortly after midnight on October 12 after returning from a late night gym session.
It can now be revealed Bowden’s son Kain Mazomenos, 24, is currently behind bars charged with the unrelated death of Victor Codea, also 24, in Adelaide last August.
Mazomenos’ identity as one of four men charged with murder was revealed after a court suppression order was lifted on April 27.
Kain Mazomenos (pictured with his wife Chelsea) remains behind bars over the alleged murder of a man in Adelaide
Adelaide Magistrates Court recently heard Codea was allegedly punched and kicked to death by four men who lured him to a high school car park on August 28 last year, the Adelaide Advertiser reported.
He was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery for his critical injuries before his life support was switched off a week later.
Codea was facing drugs charges at the time of his death.
Mazomenos, 24, along with Jeremy Dale Sandell, 23, Thomas Nichols, 30 and Thomas Pinnington, 23 have each pleaded not guilty to murder.
The four men remain in custody and have been ordered to stand trial in the Supreme Court in July.
Kain Mazomenos is one of four men charged over the death of Victor Codea (pictured) in a school car park in Adelaide last August
Kain Mazomenos (left) was arrested weeks before his dad, notorious bikie boss Shane Bowden (right) was shot dead outside his home on the Gold Coast
It was reported at the time that Bowden had been rocked by a family crisis in the weeks leading up to his death.
Bowden had told his family he was trying to turn his life around after being released from prison last June.
He had fled to Queensland weeks before he was shot dead.
The desperate hunt for Bowden’s killer continues as part of a joint investigation between Queensland Police and Victoria’s bikie-busting Echo Taskforce.
No charges have yet to made over Bowden’s death, which is believed to have been sparked by an internal feud in the Mongols bikie club in Victoria.
Two burnt out cars were seized and forensically examined as detectives continue to scour through CCTV.
No charges have been laid over the execution-style killing of bikie boss Shane Bowden (left). He’s pictured with son Kain (right)
The investigation into Bowden’s death is ongoing as police renewed a public appeal for information.
‘We are also calling on anyone who may have had time to reflect on what may have happened to contact police,’ Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith told the Gold Coast Bulletin in April.
Bowden’s family has vowed justice will be served and hopes his killer ‘rots in hell.’
‘I hope no family has to go what we have gone through, karma is a b*****,’ Bowden’s daughter-in-law Chelsea told the Herald Sun in December.
‘No one deserves to die like that, to be shot in such a cowardly move.’
She added her husband Kain was struggling to grieve the loss of his father as she remembered her father-in-law as a loyal family man who would give anyone the shirt off his back.
‘He was loved by many but did have his fair share of enemies. He lived for his club and loved the brotherhood. Our families will never be the same,’ she added.
Shane Bowden (pictured) was shot dead several weeks after his son Kain was arrested over the unrelated death of man in Adelaide
Bowden was released from prison in central Victoria in June after a five year stint behind bars and was driven back to Melbourne by his Mongols bikie club mates in a limousine.
He defected from the Mongols to his original club the Finks days later and then survived a drive-by shooting in Melbourne where he was shot in the leg two weeks after he was released from prison.
He contracted coronavirus while recovering from his injuries in Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Bowden was still recovering from the virus when he flew to Queensland in September and was later charged for allegedly lying on his border declaration pass.
Shane Bowden was shot dead in his Gold Coast driveway after returning home for a late night gym session. Pictured are police examining the crime scene