Michael Lee, the jailed ex-boyfriend of Harriet Wran, has claimed the former Labor premier’s daughter would still be in jail if she “wasn’t who she was”.
Lee received a 13-year sentence over the stabbing death of Daniel McNulty during a botched drugs deal, while Ms Wran, who was also present, spent two years in jail for robbery and an accessory to murder in company.
But Lee, who claimed Ms Wran was a willing decoy during the robbery, told News Corp there was “one law for the rich and one for the poor”.
“I believe if she wasn’t who she was she’d still be serving time,” he said.
“Any normal girl on the same charges and same evidence would have got a guilty conviction of felony murder, the same as us. She was the daughter of the Labor premier and has family connections.
“I saved her ass by not testifying. Because I chose not to, it made it easier for her to escape punishment.”
Ms Wran, Lee and accomplice Lloyd Edward Haines had barged through the door of McNulty’s Redfern unit, robbing him of ice, before Lee killed him.
Haines, who attacked McNulty’s flatmate with a hammer, was sentenced to 11 years.
Last September, Ms Wran was released on parole, with the judge saying she had received “humiliating” media attention that was “disproportionate to her involvement”.
Ms Wran frequents Sydney’s up-market eastern suburbs of Woollahra and Double Bay, while Lee is incarcerated at South Coast Correctional Centre in Nowra.
Lee said he was often “seen as the monster who ruined her life, but she was no angel”.
“I am sorry for what I did, I took a life and I am rightly paying with my own,” Lee said.
“But what I can’t accept is Harriet got only two years.”