LAWFUEL – A man convicted of murdering seven people and injuring 19 in 1987 in Australia wants to write to his victims – a move Victorian police oppose.
Julian Knight was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a 27-year minimum.
Police and Emergency Services Minister, Bob Cameron has vowed to put a stop to Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight’s efforts to write to his victims, the Melbourne Age report.
“We will be doing whatever we can to stop Julian Knight from writing to victims and victims families and giving them more stress,” Police and Emergency Services Minister Bob Cameron said.
“Can I just say Corrections Victoria and the Victorian government will do whatever it takes to stop Julian Knight from being in touch with his victims.”
“Victoria Police role in these circumstances is to properly investigate incidents where people are killed in the circumstances of which Julian Knight killed people it stands in infamy in Victorian history… but we said at the time Julian Knight was sentenced he’s going to the right place where he ought to be and we simply stand by that now,” Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Noel Ashby said.
Knight, 39, has been allowed to continue a legal fight aimed at allowing him to write to victims of his shooting spree and their relatives.
He will be eligible for parole in 2014.
Justice Kevin Bell today allowed Knight to pursue his case in the Supreme Court.
After being declared a vexatious litigant in 2004, Knight