UPDATE 2.39pm: a man accused of setting a fatal fire has been named.
At a hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning, Brendan James Sokaluk, 39, the man accused of starting the recent Churchill-Jeerelang bushfire in Gippsland which resulted in the deaths of at least 11 people, was remanded in custody to appear for a committal mention on May 26.
Mr Sokaluk was in the building during today’s hearing but did not appear in court.
Police Commissioner calls for Calm. HERE
by shane quinn – narre warren -7 feb 09