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Drug kingpin buried in gold coffin

April 30, 2010 at 2:57 PM

ESSENDON, Australia, April 30 (UPI) -- A former Australian drug kingpin, killed in prison last week, was buried Friday in an oversized gold casket valued at $30,000.

Carl Williams, who was beaten to death last week in Barwon Prison where he was serving the third year of a life sentence, was buried Friday in the gold casket at Keilor Cemetery in Essendon, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Friday.

Williams' family followed the hearse to the cemetery Friday in a black stretch Hummer.

Williams was convicted of four murders and was a suspect in at least six others.

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