Shooting spree: Port Arthur Tasmania
|born on||28 April 1996 at 11:45 (= 11:45 AM )|
|Place||Port Arthur, Australia, 43s09, 147e51|
|Timezone||AEST h10e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°04' 02°31 Asc. 06°04'|
The Port Arthur massacre of 28 April 1996 was a killing spree in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded, mainly at the historic Port Arthur prison colony, a popular tourist site in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. Martin Bryant, a 28-year-old from New Town, a suburb of Hobart, eventually pleaded guilty to the crimes and was given 35 life sentences without possibility of parole. He is now imprisoned in the Wilfred Lopes Centre near Risdon Prison. After the shootings, it emerged that the shooter, Martin Bryant, had significant intellectual disabilities.
The Port Arthur massacre remains one of the deadliest shootings worldwide committed by a single person. Gun control laws in Australia, which had been relatively lenient before the massacre, were reviewed and tightened significantly after the incident.
- compare to chart of Bryant, Martin (1967) (born 7 May 1967)
from news reports. The killing series started on 28 April around 11.45 am with the Martin's couple, and ended on the next morning around 8.30 am.
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