Melbourne gangster buried in £18,000 coffin

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The notorious Melbourne mobster Carl Williams was buried in a golden casket yesterday after he was murdered in prison last week.

Williams, whose life story was turned into the popular television series Underbelly, was serving a life sentence for organising the murders of several rivals. He was attacked by a fellow inmate wielding the stem of an exercise bike. A large crowd of mourners – and a heavy police presence – turned out to see his £18,000 coffin, which was based on the model used for Michael Jackson.

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