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  1. #1
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    May 2007
    At the beach

    Australia - Brendan Sokaluk charged in deadly Churchill bushfire, 7 Feb 2009

    "Australian police charged a man with "arson causing death" Friday over one of the country's deadly bushfires, local media reported. The reports said the man was charged with lighting a fire near the town of Churchill in Victoria state, that killed at least 21 people."

  2. #2
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    Nov 2008
    And he once was a volunteer firefighter


    They had a ban on his name and it was lifted and now he is at a secret location.

    He Is responsible for AT LEAST 21 Deaths

    I call that MASS MURDER

    and he should be jailed like a murderer. It was premeditated , he lit a fire that would cause destruction . He knows what fires do - THEY KILL even if they DONT Kill people some of the time they KILL Wildlife in the bush and Our Nature

    Arsonists are lower than LOW - a very cowardly thing to do. At least when someone shoots someone looking them in their eyes they are seen for who they are
    But a Arsonist sneaking around lighting a fire


    I wonder how he was caught ?

  3. #3
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    Nov 2008
    Oh and this article is WHY people continue to do it


    THREE YEARS For her destruction

  4. #4
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    Apr 2013
    From April 2012:


    A former Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteer has been sentenced to 17 years and nine months in jail for killing 10 people by deliberately lighting a bushfire on Black Saturday.

    Brendan Sokaluk, 42, was found guilty of 10 counts of arson causing death in the Victorian Supreme Court for deliberately lighting the Churchill fire on February 7, 2009.

    He will serve a non-parole period of 14 years.
    Feature article from February 2014:


    Brothers David and Colin Gibson, both experienced firefighters, died some time around 6.15pm while defending their parents' home in Hazelwood South. They, like others, were caught as a result of the wind change.

    Annette Leatham died running from a stricken vehicle back to her daughter's Callignee home.

    Alfred and Scott Frendo, a father and son, died in Callignee about 6.50pm while trying to escape the flames; Alfred in his Toyota Hilux and Scott near his own vehicle.

    Martin Schultz died with his dog in his vehicle in a Callignee creek bed. He was trying to drive to safety.

    Husband and wife Alan and Miros Jacobs, their son Luke and his friend Nathan Charles perished some time around 7pm in a concrete workshop under their Koornalla house.

    They all died of asphyxiation.

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