It was one of Australia’s worst mass murders – a lone gunman who killed seven innocent people and injured 19 others in a shooting rampage on the streets of Melbourne.
Now, 30 years after the Hoddle Street massacre, Australia will see for the first time the killer’s chilling manifesto of murder; his step-by-step account of the terrifying attack.
“Shoot! Shoot! Kill them all. Ambush!” Julian Knight wrote in one passage.
In a special Sunday Night investigation to air this weekend, lost police tapes from 1987 will be broadcast, showing a handcuffed Knight the day after the massacre.
Knight leads police around Hoddle Street, describing in detail each of his murders
“I put another two rounds into him,” he tells a detective, holding his hands like a gun.
“What was the purpose in doing that?” the detective asks.
“Finish him off,” Knight replies.
This cold-blooded killer was eligible for parole in 2014 – could he soon be released onto our streets?
The special investigation into the Hoddle Street massacre airs this Sunday, only on Seven’s Sunday Night.