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Dimitrious Gargasoulas says he is 'the saviour'

The alleged Bourke street murderer pleaded not guilty and told the court "the Muslim faith is the correct faith according to the whole world"

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19 April 2017

Dimitrious Gargasoulas appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court today via video-link.

The 26-year-old man is accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of pedestrians in January, whilst driving irately through Melbourne's CBD.

Gargasoulas, who according to his lawyer was previously "too ill to attend", smiled at the court and proclaimed himself "the saviour".

The man, in spite of his lawyer's warnings that media were monitoring the hearing, interrupted the court several times saying "All the law is illegal".

"Your Honour, I wanted to tell you something", he went on, "Aboriginal law is identical to Muslim law (...) Your Honour, did you know the Muslim faith is the correct faith according to the whole world? And I am not guilty."

Before his video-link was switched off, he called out: "I am the saviour."

The matter has been adjourned until May and Gargasoulas will have to reappear in court in December, for a separate hearing facing six charges of murder, 28 of attempted murder and conduct endangering life following the Bourke Street tragedy in January. He also faces charges for theft and other offences allegedly committed in early January and late last year, including driving on the wrong side of the road to evade police in St Kilda.

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