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Distressing Details Of Melbourne Rampage Revealed

A long list of bereaved family and friends will continue to tell a Melbourne court of what they’ve lost because of rampage driver James Gargasoulas.

A Supreme Court of Victoria plea hearing for the 29-year-old will enter a second day on Wednesday ahead of his sentencing for numerous crimes including six counts of murder.

Gargasoulas previously pleaded not guilty to killing Yosuke Kanno, 25, Bhavita Patel, 33, Jess Mudie, 22, three-month-old Zachary Bryant, Tahlia Hakin, 10, and Matthew Si, 33, but was found guilty by a jury.

They were killed and scores others injured when Gargasoulas drove through the city’s busy pedestrian Bourke Street mall and along footpaths while in a drug- induced psychosis in January 2017.

Ms Mudie’s mother Robyn Davis said her daughter died just a few weeks before her 23rd birthday.

“My beautiful, blonde, brown-eyed girl is gone from us forever.”

Gargasoulas’ barrister Theo Alexander submitted to the court that his client’s moral culpability should be reduced because of his mental illness and that he should one day have the opportunity for parole.

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