James Gibson, 20, from Traralgon, in the Australian state of Victoria, has been found guilty of murdering Glen Sullivan with a baseball bat in April 2015.
According to psychiatric reports at his trial, Gibson thinks he might be a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler with Nazis in control of his thoughts. He received messages from the TV and radio telling him to kill to make himself stand out so that the “Nazi recovery team” could more easily rescue him.
His lawyers had argued that Gibson suffers from schizophrenia and has over the years taken plenty of illegal drugs.
Sullivan, 41, suffered a catastrophic brain injury, facial and skull fractures and died in hospital a week after the attack.
The judge sentenced Gibson to 15 years’ imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 11 years.
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