Man pleads guilty to ram­ming pedes­tri­ans

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

A MAN who de­lib­er­ately rammed a car into pedes­tri­ans in an Aus­tralian city street, killing one and in­jur­ing an­other 16 peo­ple, pleaded guilty yes­ter­day to mul­ti­ple charges, in­clud­ing mur­der.

Saeed Noori, 33, drove his mother’s Sports Util­ity Ve­hi­cle into pedes­tri­ans on De­cem­ber21 last year on a pave­ment in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia’s sec­ond-largest city.

He pleaded guilty in the Vic­to­ria state Supreme Court to the mur­der of 83-year-old man An­to­nios Cro­caris, who died in a hos­pi­tal.

His lawyers had told the court Noori suf­fers from schizophre­nia.

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

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


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