Australian found guilty of six murders in Melbourne car attack

A jury has found an Australian man -who drove into a crowd, January last year- guilty of murdering 6 people and injuring 27 along Bourke St in Melbourne, after less than an hour of deliberation.

James Gargasoulas, 28, had pleaded not guilty to the attack, but later admitted that he had carried it out, testifying during the trial he
had received a premonition from God directing him to drive into pedestrians.

The jury was shown a video of Gargasoulas driving into the crowd in the popular shopping are.

Prosecutor Kerri Judd QC told the court: "[It] is the clearest case of criminal liability that you will ever come across."

In a joint statement, relatives of five of the victims(Bhavita Patel 33, Matthew Si 33, Yosuke Kanno 25, Jess Mudie 22, Thalia Hakin 10, 3-month-old Zachary Bryant) welcomed the guilty verdict.

"His callous actions on that day shattered the lives of the family and friends whose loved ones he stole," they said.

"The families of the victims are grateful to all those whose hard work secured today's outcome, and for the ongoing support they have received during this difficult time."

He is set to be sentenced at a later date.



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