Vile killer, 57, who bombed the Melbourne Street police station, will rot in prison after losing his last bid for freedom
- Craig Minogue essentially serves a & # 39; de facto death sentence & # 39; before the attack
- He was imprisoned after he bombed a police station in Melbourne and killed an officer
- Minogue continued to kill another prisoner while serving his time
- Victoria introduced legislation to keep him behind bars indefinitely in 2016
- He tried to appeal against that legislation, but it was confirmed in the Supreme Court
Craig Minogue (photo) essentially serves a & # 39; de facto death sentence & # 39;
A man who bombed the Melbourne police station more than 30 years ago has lost his last attempt at freedom.
Craig Minogue, 57, will rot in jail after the High Court confirmed a law introduced by the Victorian government on Wednesday that ensures that anyone killing a police officer has no chance of conditional release.
Minogue was imprisoned for life in 1988, with a 28-year non-conditional release, for the murder of 21-year-old police officer Angela Taylor in a car bombing on Russell Street.
He later killed a man in prison.
In July 1988, two weeks after his conviction of July 12, 1988, he killed multiple killer Alex Tsakmakis in the Pentridge Prison by repeatedly beating a pillowcase with gym weights in his head.
He was convicted of the crime and beaten with another life sentence, but no day was added to his existing minimum bombing deadline.
Minogue was imprisoned for life in 1988, with a 28-year unconditional release, for the murder of 21-year-old police officer Angela Taylor in a Russell Street car bombing
The 57-year-old made a conditional offer in 2016 as a result of the new, strict Victoria legislation.
Last year, Minogue successfully challenged the legislation through the High Court, which concluded that it did not apply to Minogue because the & # 39; offense committed was not arbitrary and no specific person or group of people was targeted & # 39 ;.
Two months later, the government introduced a new law to ensure that Minogue would only be released from prison if he & # 39; was in imminent danger of dying or seriously incapacitated for work and as a result no longer has the physical ability to harm someone & # 39; .
A second High Court challenge was presented in April this year by Minogue's lawyers who argued that the law & # 39; cruel and unusual punishment & # 39; used to be.
Police officer Angela Taylor was only 21 when she was killed in the car bombing at the police headquarters
They argued that the Victorian parliament did not have the power to impose punishment through legislation.
But the High Court ruled that the legislation did not impose an additional or separate penalty on Minogue, but simply changed the conditions that he had to meet before being released conditionally.
Minogue has long maintained that he is a changed man.
Minogue, who is himself & # 39; academic by profession, but for now a prisoner & # 39; was promoted in 2012 in applied ethics, human and social services by La Trobe University.
In court, he is designated by the judges of the Supreme Court as & # 39; arts & # 39 ;.
Minogue has long told someone who could bother listening that he is now a changed man (depicted in a mug shot)
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