James Gargasoulas Handed Six Life Sentences For Bourke St Rampage

One for each life taken


22 February 2019

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Melbourne rampage killer James Gargasoulas has been sentenced to six sentences in Victoria's Surpreme court this morning. 

Justice Mark Weinberg described Gargasoulas' actions as one of the "worst examples of mass murder in Australia's history'. 

"You made no attempt to avoid people or to slow down. You simply ploughed through them - quite deliberately."

Gargasoulas used a stolen car to mow down and kill six people on the busy Bourke Street mall on January 20, 2017.

Today he was handed six life sentences, one for each life he took, with a minimum parole period of 46 years.

The 29-year-old's victims included three-month-old baby Zachary Bryant, who was thrown 60 metres from his pram, and 10-year-old girl Tahlia Hakin.

Gargasoulas injured dozens of others, knocking them to the ground and into walls while driving in a drug-induced psychosis.

Family of the victims filled the Supreme Court to watch Justice Mark Weinberg deliver his sentence on Friday.

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