A Melbourne court has heard the "sawed off" shotgun used in the Melbourne siege was supplied by a Catholic dad-of-two who needed help with covering a mortgage payment.
George Matte-Hado appeared today in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court charged with supplying the gun that terrorist Yacqub Khayre used to kill one man and injure three officers on June, AAP reports.
Police say Matte-Hado sold the "sawed-off, over-under" shotgun for $2,000 to a middleman in the Greenvale Gardens housing estate carpark in Melbourne's north on May 19.
"The shotgun was wrapped in mechanics' rags," Australian Federal Police agent Sherief Maksoud told the court.
Matte-Hado, 36, used about $800 of the proceeds to pay his mortgage, $300 went to buying "speed" and the rest was spent on bills.