This is one of the worst examples of mass murders in Australia's history.
It said judge Mark Weinberg when he sentenced the 29-year-old James Gargasoulas to life in prison on Thursday, writes The Guardian.Dundret into the crowd
Gargasoulas was judged to have killed six people when he pløyde into a crowd in a stolen car, 20. January 2017.
Overvåkningsbilder as the police got hold of shows the dramatic seconds, when pedestrians in the commercial district Bourke Street in the centre of Melbourne must run away from the car as the thunder past at great speed.
Gargasoulas was indicted by the police after a family drama earlier that same day. He should have stabbed a friend of his mother, and then kidnapped a woman.
Before the police succeeded in apprehending Gargasoulas got the messages that a driver in only too screamed and yelled at pedestrians in the commercial district of Melbourne. In the 13.45-time the day he drove into the crowd after running several laps in a roundabout.
Witnesses to the incident said that "people flew through the air" and the other ran frantically to the side of the car at full speed drove in the central handlegata.JUDGED: James Gargasoulas ran several laps of a roundabout before he pløyde into a crowd and killed six people. Photo: Tony Gough / Newspix / REX / Shutterstock / NTB scanpix Show more - intentionally
the Police beat in the early states that they have not tied the incident to terrorism, but that Gargasoulas drove into the crowd intentionally, printer news.com.au.
You made no effort to dodge people or slow. You pløyde only through them, with will sounds also the verdict from the judge Weinberg.
- the Cameras show that you had control over the vehicle. You managed to maneuver between columns. You knew what you did. You knew that you probably came to kill those who get in your way.
In advance of the event to Gargasoulas have said to a friend that he wanted "to do something drastic".LIFESPAN: James Gargasoulas is here photographed on the way into the rettslokalet in connection with the judgment. Photo: AAP Image / David Crosling / via REUTERS / NTB scanpix Show more
- I shall take the people. You get me on the news tonight, Gargasoulas have said.
Judge Weinberg leave nothing in between when he sentenced Gargasoulas to life in prison.
- You killed six young people you have not known, and who had not done anything wrong. The terrible things you did has affected the victims deeply, " says Weinberg.Acknowledged not straffskyld
During the trial acknowledged Gargasoulas not straffskyld, although he confessed that it was he who drove the car.
I went to the city to run over people, " said Gargasoulas, who read a two pages long letter he had prepared.
Three-month-old Zachary Bryan, Thalia Hakin (10), Jess Mudie (22), Yosuke Kanno (25), Bhavita Patel (22) and Matthew Say (33) died after being hit by Gargasoulas, writes the BBC.WILD ABOUT: the Car was totally smashed after the wild journey. Photo: EPA / NTB scanpix Show more
During the trial also told several of the relatives about how the incident had affected their lives.
I heard on the hjerteslagene his and held him one last time. I tried desperately to be in the moment. He was deprived of a lifetime of experiences and the joys it brings with it, " said the father of three-month-old Zachary, Matthew Bryant.
In a statement from five of the affected families stated that the penalty Gargasoulas is sentenced to "not hard enough".
"There is no unnskylding for the killings. If you are a danger to society so you should never be allowed to roam freely", said the statement.
That they believe the penalty is not hard enough due to enough that Gargasoulas can apply for parole about 46 years.Five dead after car drove into the crowd in Australia. Here the fleeing people for life