Bourke Street: Jury unable to reach verdict on Gargasoulas’ fitness for trial

A jury determining if accused Bourke Street driver James Gargasoulas is mentally fit to stand trial has been discharged.

The jury of eight men and four women failed to reach a unanimous decision on Friday after nearly four days of deliberations.

Mr Gargasoulas has been charged with six counts of murder and 28 counts of attempted murder after allegedly driving his car into crowds in Melbourne’s CBD last year.


It’s understood a new fitness trial will now need to be conducted under a new jury.