Financial advisor jailed for murdering Gold Coast businessman

Former financial advisor Trung Ma has been sentenced to life behind bars for the brutal murder of Gold Coast man Huegio Bonham.

Ma is accused of bashing his client, Mr Bonham, to death with a hammer at a home in Tallai in 2014 after he allegedly threatened to expose his fraudulent business activity.

The court heard the 63-year-old was going to withdraw his investments with Ma’s firm after he discovered that the financial planner had stolen more than $700,00 from him.


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Ma, 35, was found guilty of murder by a jury in Brisbane’s Supreme Court last week and was on Wednesday sentenced to life behind bars.

He was also sentenced to a maximum of two years for interfering with a corpse.

Ma confessed to hiding Mr Bonham’s body in a large plastic container which he then hid in a Brisbane storage facility.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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