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Comments on Passing Sentence
Tasmania Supreme Court - R v Martin Bryant
Cox C J
In consequence of the tragic events at Port Arthur on 28 and 29 April of this year and of his plea of guilty to the unprecedented list of crimes contained in the indictment before me, the prisoner stands for sentence in respect of: the murder of no less than thirty-five persons; twenty attempts to murder others; the infliction of grievous bodily harm on yet three more; and the infliction of wounds upon a further eight persons.