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‘Pleased it’s finished’: James Gargasoulas found guilty of deadly Bourke Street rampage

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James Gargasoulas has been found guilty of the Bourke Street rampage in 2017.

A jury handed down its decision in the Supreme Court a short time ago.

It needed only 57 minutes to make its decision.

Gargasoulas had pleaded not guilty to six charges of murder and 27 charges of reckless conduct endangering life.

He was found guilty of every single charge.

His penalty will be decided at a later date, with a plea hearing set down for January 29.

Gargasoulas was remanded in custody.

Six people were killed in the incident, with dozens of others injured.

Lou ‘Lou The Cabbie’ Bougias, one of the first people on the scene who tended to the dead and injured, told Tom Elliott the verdict offered an sense of closure.

He spent the day with a fellow first-responder.

“We decided to not go,” he said.

“I’m pleased that it (the guilty verdict) happened so quickly.

“(I’m) pleased that the witnesses and families weren’t asked to stand in the dock, and pleased that it’s finished.”

Click PLAY to hear Lou’s full reaction, and the 3AW Newsroom’s wrap of what happened in court

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