This week, Jeremy Gormley, the counsel to the inquest into the Sydney Lindt Chocolate Café terrorist attack, which killed three, including the gunman, and left four wounded in December of last year, revealed the final moments of the hostages’ lives.
Gormley explained a few moments after several hostages managed to flee the coffee shop, Iranian-born gunman, Man Haron Monis, executed café manager Tori Johnson by instructing him to kneel, and shooting him in the back of the head with a shotgun.
That shot caused the police to storm in. The gunman was killed instantly by a barrage of bullets. Unfortunately, during the siege, 38-year-old barrister Katrina Dawson was killed when she was struck by fragments of police bullets, which also wounded three other hostages.
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