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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Killer Pleads Guilty

HOBART, Australia () -- Martin Bryant laughed as he pleaded guilty here Thursday to the world's biggest modern massacre by a lone gunman, in a bizarre court hearing into the April shootings in Port Arthur.


Bryant reversed his plea after a Sept. 30 hearing where he pleaded not guilty to the 72 charges, including 35 of murder, arising from the April massacre.


The shootings in the tourist village of Port Arthur in the island state of Tasmania left 35 people dead and 18 wounded.