Three-month-old baby Zachary Bryant died at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital from injuries sustained in the attack. Zachary’s two-year-old sister, Zara, was also injured in the incident.
10 year old Thalia Hakin from Melbourne was with her Mum and younger sister when they were struck down by the car driven by Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas in Bourke Street Mall on Friday 20 January.
Thalia was one of one of the youngest killed. Her younger sister Maggie, 9 was also injured and her Mother Nathalie is still fighting for her life in hospital.
Thalia’s school principal, Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler, said the community was “heartbroken” by the loss of the friendly Beth Rivkah College student.
22 year old Jess Mudie, from Wattle Grove in Sydney’s southwest, was killed when she was hit by the red Commodore driven by alleged killer Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall on Friday 20 January.
Jess was a consultant for insurance broker Marsh and was visiting her older brother in Melbourne, when she was struck while on the popular shopping strip.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of all the six victims, those named and unnamed, as well as all injured in the attack.
The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here, with the 2017 summary listed here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on these pages where we are aware of them.
At the end of 2016, approximately 92% of the perpetrators charged with the murder, manslaughter or otherwise in relation to the death of women in Australia in 2016 were male. Where perpetrators were identified, 94% of women were killed by male perpetrators (91%) or male and female perpetrators. Only 6% of women’s deaths were caused by women acting alone.
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