Luke Francis’s family share heartbreak over concreter’s “100 per cent preventable” death

Luke Francis was a funny and vibrant concreter who was days away from starting work on a major construction project.
But instead, a deadly punch at one of Melbourne’s most popular venues at the hands of a “violent and drunken thug” forced doctors to turn off the 29-year-old’s life support on the very day his new venture was supposed to begin.
In an unprovoked assault that lasted just 14 seconds, Luke died after Tyson Armstrong, 28, fatally punched him in Crown Casino’s food court in March last year.
Luke’s mother Michelle Harris is suing the venue for allegedly failing to remove her son’s killer before he fatally punched Luke, telling the Sunday Herald Sun she has been left “absolutely broken” by her son’s death.
Arnold Thomas & Becker lawyer Travis Fewster, who is representing Ms Harris, said: “Luke did not deserve what happened to him. His family is forever shattered by the loss of their son and brother, and nothing can ever take the pain away. But what we can try to do for them, and for Luke’s memory, is hold Crown accountable and hopefully prevent another tragedy like this from happening to anyone else at these types of venues.”

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