Alleged Bourke St Attacker To Face Additional Murder Charge Over 6th Death

Dimitrious Gargasoulas, the man accused of running down pedestrians in the horrific Bourke Street attack, will face an additional murder charge, Victoria police said on Thursday.

The 26-year-old is already facing five murder charges and will face a sixth “in due course,” said assistant commissioner Stephen Fontana today.

Six people lost their lives in the tragedy: 33-year-old Matthew Si, 22-year-old Jess Mudie, 10-year-old Thalia Hakin, 33-year-old Bhavita Patel, three-month-old Zachary Bryant, and a 25-year-old Japanese national.

Of the 37 people taken to hospital, three still remain there, one in a critical condition.

Fontana said that “other proposed charges include attempted murder, conduct endangering life and other related offences. These will be consolidated and presented to him at a later date once we have finished obtaining most of the witness statements.”

Gargasoulas is due to face court on August 1.

Photo: Getty / Scott Barbour.