A 20-year-old failed army cadet was sentenced to 460 years in prison Thursday for killing seven people and injuring several others in one of Australia’s worst massacres.
Julian Knight, who went on the rampage with high-powered rifles Aug. 9, 1987, was given seven life terms for murder on 46 charges of attempted murder.
Supreme Court Judge George Hampel ordered Knight to serve at least 27 years before any parole.
“Since childhood you have been fascinated with military life and war, and you did not grow out of that as most boys do. In fact this became an obsession,” Hampel told Knight.