Nick Newman, 33, was shot dead after stabbing a cop at a Sydney pub in 2018
Police were at Maroubra Junction Hotel to arrest Newman on child sex charges
Inquest into his death heard he was writing his will at the table before the siege
Officers shot him several times after he pulled out a 10cm long blade
Newman tried to slit his throat while on the floor but died from the gun wounds
He was obsessed with military weapons and trained in martial arts
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An accused child rapist who was gunned down in a pub beer garden after stabbing a cop was writing his will moments before he was fatally shot, an inquest has heard.
Nick Newman, 33, was killed in a standoff with police during Australia Day celebrations at the Maroubra Junction Hotel on January, 26, 2018.
Officers were at the eastern Sydney pub to arrest the military weapons-obsessed martial artist on child sex charges after receiving a report from a girl and her mother five days earlier.
Cops fired after Newman knifed Detective Sergeant John Breda, 47, leaving the officer lying on the floor fighting for life as blood drained from his body.
Nick Newman,33, (pictured) was killed in a stand off with police at the Maroubra Junction Hotel in 2018
New details about Newman's last days emerged at the NSW Coroners Court on Monday during an inquest into the alleged paedophile's death, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
In his opening statement, counsel assisting Jane Needham SC, revealed Newman bombarded the child with 80 to 90 calls and later told a friend he needed to 'hunt her down'.
Officers advised the girl and her mother to stay at a location unknown to Newman as they secured an arrest warrant and probed his access to weapons.
Two days before the confrontation, detectives created a WhatsApp messenger group called SEAL TEAM, after the elite US Navy team that killed Osama Bin Laden, dedicated to tracking down the alleged paedophile.
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