Melbourne’s James Gargasoulas Found Guilty of Murder

The driver of a car which plowed into pedestrians on a busy street in central Melbourne in January 2017 was found guilty of six counts of murder on Tuesday.

A jury in the Australian city deliberated for just 57 minutes before finding James Dimitrious Gargasoulas guilty on six charges of murder and 27 charges of reckless conduct endangering life.

Gargasoulas pleaded not guilty, although he admitted that his actions — driving through the busy pedestrian mall and along footpaths crowded with people — caused death and injury.

Five people died as a result of the crash, while another died later after her family turned off her life support.