A man who deliberately rammed a car into a pedestrian on a busy Australian city street, killed a human and injured another 16 people, pleaded guilty on Friday, including for murder. In December, Saeed Noori kicked his mother's SUV on Pedestrian 21 last year on a sidewalk in downtown Melbourne, Australia's second largest city.
The 33-year-old confessed to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria for the murder of 83-year-old man Antonios Crocaris, who died in a jail eight days after being taken to hospital by the car.
Noori is facing this sentence for life imprisonment.
He also pleaded guilty to eleven cases of reckless injury, resulting in a maximum prison of 15 years and five deaths that could jeopardize life, resulting in a potential ten-year jail term.
His lawyers had previously told the court that Noori suffers from schizophrenia and would probably have had no illness for days sleeping or sleeping.
Noori came to Australia from Afghanistan in 2004 as a refugee and is now an Australian citizen.
He will return to a verdict on February 12th.
It was the second use of a car to attack pedestrians in downtown Melbourne in 2017.
In January, six people were killed and more than 30 were injured when a car was driven through a pedestrian area.
A jury of the Supreme Court Month, driver James Gargasoulas was sentenced to 33 charges, including six homicides. Gargasoulas is sentenced in January.
The police have not been defined as a terrorist attack, although other vehicle attacks around the world were allegedly linked to terrorism last year.
In October, a man drove a truck through New York City Cycle Route, killing eight people. The driver is accused of having materially supported the group of the Islamic State, including for murder.
In August, 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured in Barcelona, Spain, when a vehicle rammed against pedestrians.
Two attacks in London last year were allegedly linked with Islamic extremists, and another attack was held in retaliation in front of a mosque, killing a total of 13 people.
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