The taxi driver who was found dead in the driveway of his cab home last week has had his medical marijuana licence revoked and has been charged with manslaughter.
Cabbie Robert Fauci was found hanging in the front of his Cabrini-Green home last Wednesday after a neighbour called 911 to report a man who appeared intoxicated and unresponsive.
Mr Faucis had been driving the cab since late March and was not driving himself, his family have told the ABC.
The Crown has said the medical marijuana card holder did not know the driver had an alcohol problem, which led to the decision to revoke his licence.
The charges against Mr Fucic are yet to be laid.
His father, Robert Fucci, said his son was not “a bad guy”.
“He was a good guy.
He was not a bad guy.
They’re not going to charge him with murder,” Mr Fucaci said.
He loved his family. “
He had a good heart.
He loved his family.
He wasn’t a bad person.”
A funeral service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday.
His family said he was “very popular” in the neighbourhood and had a large family of friends.
“The people who knew him really loved him.
It’s a very difficult time,” Mr Azzopardi said.
Police are treating the death as suspicious.
“We’re working with the coronial inquest into Robert’s death and have not made any arrests,” a spokesperson for the NSW Police Service said.
Mr Azopardi’s brother-in-law, Paul, said the family was “absolutely devastated”.
“It hurts like hell to know what’s going to happen next,” he said.
The family has asked for privacy during this time.
The ABC’s Katherine Murphy, in Perth, is reporting from Canberra.