In a heartbreaking twist of events, the mother of 10-year-old Thalia Hakin, one of the victims of the Bourke Street rampage last week has only just learned of her daughter’s death.
Nathalie Hakin was seriously injured in the shocking events on Friday -after alleged killer 26-year-old Dimitrious Gargasoulas, drove a car through busy Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD – and has been in a critical condition all week, unable to help plan her daughter’s funeral.
Speaking to news.com.au, Nathalie’s husband Tony revealed that the mum only found out the tragic news at 3am on Wednesday.
‘Up to this morning she was not aware … So much of the planning had to be done behind her back. Nat woke up and said, “I know what happened. Some maniac got my family and I don’t know how to deal with it”.’
Continuing, Tony also revealed that Nathalie had said Gargasoulas’ crime had robbed her of ‘her little angel’,
Nathalie and Tony's youngest daughter, nine-year-old Maggie was also injured in the tragedy, but bravely attended her older sister’s funeral.
Gargasoulas has been charged with five counts of murder. He is expected to appear in court in August.