'Worst examples of mass murder': Melbourne's James Gargasoulas jailed for horror 2017 attack

The man at the centre of one of Melbourne's darkest days has been jailed for life for killing six people in 2017.

On January 20, 2017, 29-year-old James Gargasoulas used a stolen car to mow down streetwalkers on the Bourke St mall, killing six pedestrians in the rampage and injuring dozens more.

Gargasoulas will have to serve a minimum of 46 years in jail for the attack.

The sentence means that he will be 74-years-old before he can apply for parole.

The presiding Justice called it one of the "worst examples of mass murder in Australian history" and the attack was deliberate.

"You were not suffering a mental illness at the time you committed these offences. You were suffering from a drug-induced psychosis," said Justice Weinberg, who believes Gargasoulas is not remorseful for the attack.

The victims included a three-month-old baby which was thrown from its pram in attack.

Through victim impact statements, grieving relatives told the court that they are still traumatised by the incident.


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