BREAKING | Jury finds Bourke Street driver guilty of murder

James Gargasoulas has been found guilty of all charges relating to the fatal 2017 Bourke Street rampage.

The 28-year-old pleaded not guilty over the 2017 incident, which saw him drive a maroon Holden Commodore into pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD, killing 6 innocent people and injuring 27 others.

During his trial in Victoria’s Supreme Court on Monday, Gargasoulas apologised for his actions.


“I apologise from my heart but that’s not going to fix anything … neither will a lengthy sentence fix what I done,” he told the jury.

A short time ago, a jury revealed they had found Gargasoulas guilty of six charges of murder and 27 charges of reckless conduct endangering life.

It took the Supreme Court jury of seven women and five men just under an hour to reach their decision, with the trial lasting less than a week.

A plea hearing will be held in January next year.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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