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Man pleads guilty to ramming pedestrians in Australia



A man who deliberately rammed a car in pedestrians in a crowded Australian city street, killing one and injuring another 16 people, pleaded guilty to multiple charges on Friday including murder.

Saeed Noori drove his mother's SUV into pedestrians in December 21 years ago on a sidewalk in central Melbourne, Australia's second largest city.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court of the state of Victoria for the murder of Antonios Crocaris, 83, who died in a hospital eight days after being hit by the machine

Noori faces a potential sentence to life on that condemnation.

He also pleaded guilty to 11 counts of recklessly causing serious injury, involving a maximum potential of 15 years in prison and five life-threatening leaders, which carries a potential of 10 years in prison.

Former refugee

His lawyers had previously told the court that Noori suffers from schizophrenia and probably not

Noori arrived in Australia from Afghanistan as a refugee in 2004 and is now an Australian citizen.

He will return to court for a condemnation hearing on 12 February.

was the second use of a car to assault pedestrians in central Melbourne in 2017.

In January, six people were killed and more than 30 were injured when one car is been taken to a pedestrian mall.

A jury of the Supreme Court month convicted the driver James Gargasoulas on 33 charges including six counts of murder. Gargasoulas will be sentenced in January.

The police did not define either a terrorist attack, although other vehicle attacks around the world last year were allegedly related to terrorism.

In October, a man drove a truck down to New York City cycle lane, killing eight people. The driver is accused of providing material support to the Islamic State group among other allegations, including murder.

In August, 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when a vehicle hit pedestrians in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

Two attacks in London last year were allegedly linked to Islamic extremists and another was seen as a retaliatory attack outside a mosque, killing 13 people altogether.

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