Late Up: The Life and Times of Former Bikie Ricky Chapman

Ricky Chapman, the former Bandido-bikie vice president who died overnight at a Rio Tinto location in far north WA, crammed enough into his 32 years.

In December 2020, he landed in WA’s biggest crime story in decades, sitting next to his quasi-father-in-law Nick Martin when the rebel boss was fatally shot by a former soldier with a sniper rifle.

Chapman was there because he was dating Martin’s stepdaughter Stacey Schoppe, and the incident also indirectly put the ex Bandido back in jail for violating his parole.

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As Ben Harvey explains in Up Late, Chapman’s life was full of drama and violence.

“He was on parole while at the Perth Motorplex on the night of December 12, 2020,” Harvey said.

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