The balaclava-clad gunman who stormed into a Melbourne hotel and executed underworld identity Lewis Moran has been sentenced to life in prison.
Former Olympic boxing squad member Evangelos Goussis, 41, of Geelong, must serve a minimum of 30 years before being eligible for parole.
Goussis fatally shot Moran as he cowered in a corner of the packed Brunswick Club in Melbourne's inner-north in March 2004.
Moran's widow Judy expressed relief at yesterday's sentence.
"I am very happy with the sentence, I feel he doesn't have any grounds for appeal but who knows?"
"I hope he rots in hell, I really do."
Moran's drinking partner Herbert Wrout was shot by a second gunman during the murder and spent a month in intensive care.
Sentencing Goussis, Justice Betty King said it was a miracle nobody else in the club was shot. "Your role was that of a paid assassin," she said.
"You had no grievance with either of these men, you didn't even know them."
In 2006 Goussis was jailed for 20 years for the killing of another underworld figure, Lewis Caine.
The prosecution case was based on the evidence of a career criminal, who cannot be named, who has admitted being the getaway driver.