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Bourke St Rampage Case Back In Victorian Court Today

The case of murder-accused Bourke Street driver Dimitrious Gargasoulas is due to before the Victorian Supreme Court for a progress update.

Gargasoulas is facing six counts of murder and 29 charges of attempted murder over the Bourke St rampage on January 20.

He is accused of driving through the Melbourne CBD, deliberately striking pedestrians around Bourke and Queen streets as the area teemed with lunchtime crowds, before police shot and wounded him.

His case is due to go before Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry on Monday for an update.

This will be the third time the case has come before the Supreme Court.

While murder trials end up before the Supreme Court, it currently has no jurisdiction over Gargasoulas' case, which is still before Melbourne Magistrates Court.

In June, defence counsel and prosecutors said Gargasoulas' mental state could affect whether or not he stands trial.

Justice Lasry also expressed concern the case may not reach trial until 2019 if a pre-trial committal hearing does not commence until early to mid 2018.


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