Monday 16 July 2018

Man (32) charged with murder after pensioner dies following Melbourne car incident

The scene of the crash on Flinders Street in Melbourne
The scene of the crash on Flinders Street in Melbourne
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The man accused of driving a car that hit pedestrians outside a major transport hub in Australia has had one of his charges upgraded to murder.

The 32-year-old, who has not been named by Victoria Police, had been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder following last month's incident in Melbourne, but detectives upgraded one of the charges following the death of an 83-year-old man.

The charge was filed at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He is also charged with one count of conduct endangering life and has been remanded in custody to appear in court again on May 30.

Some 19 people were injured, nine of whom were foreign nationals, in the incident outside Flinders Street station on December 21.

Three people remain in hospital.

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