Saeed Noori is serving a minimum 30 years prison for the murder of Antonios “Anton” Crocaris just days before Christmas in 2017.Noori, then 33, yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he ploughed his mother’s SUV into the intersection, killing Mr Crocaris and injuring sixteen others including a four-year-old boy on December 21 2017. Noori was sentenced to a maximum term of life imprisonment in March 2019 by Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth who described the crime as “truly appalling”. Defence barrister Dermot Dann QC told the Court of Appeal on Monday while it was open for Justice Hollingworth to impose a life sentence, Noori should never have received one because his offending, while grave, did not fall into the “worst category”.Mr Dann said his client’s early plea of guilty and diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia should have been significant mitigating factors in sentencing.Noori could be seen repeatedly falling asleep on his videolink as Mr Dann argued his life sentence should be set aside.In response, Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Gibson QC submitted the offending was “evil and abhorrent”.“It undermined the right of ordinary citizens living in a civilised society to be able to go about their daily activities without fear of harm,” Mr Gibson said. Mr Gibson said Noori’s guilty plea and mental health issues were reflected in the non-parole period. The Court of Appeal justices will hand down their decision at a later date.
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