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No trial for man accused of killing Indian bus driver

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A court has found that the man who killed an Indian bus driver in Brisbane in 2016 was of unsound mind at the time of the crime and will not stand trial.

A man has been declared of unsound mind when he murdered 29-year-old Indian bus driver Manmeet Alisher in Brisbane in 2016 and will not stand trial.

Fifty-year-old Anthony O’Donohue was charged with one count of murder, fourteen counts of attempted murder and one of arson for the firebombing of a Brisbane City Council bus in the suburb of Moorooka. 

Queensland’s Mental Health Court heard evidence he was first diagnosed in 2003 with a severe chronic schizophrenic condition, has been untreatable over a number of years and remains highly dangerous.

Justice Jean Dalton issued a forensic order for him to continue receiving treatment in a mental health institution for 10 years. 

The judge said she did not believe it was a racially motivated attack but his delusions resulted in the attack on a bus driver.

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