High Court decides if Hoddle Street killer will spend life behind bars

By Michael Inman and Megan Gorrey
Updated April 24 2018 - 8:58pm, first published August 17 2017 - 12:01pm

Victorian mass killer Julian Knight will spend the rest of his life in jail after the High Court found retrospective laws to keep him locked up did not breach the constitution.

The Hoddle Street shooter is serving a life sentence, with a non-parole period of 27 years, for killing seven and injuring 19 during a 1987 shooting rampage in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill.

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