A drugged, drunk and speeding driver who killed four children at Oatlands last year will learn his fate on April 9.
Samuel Davidson, 30, fronted court on Friday for a pre-sentencing hearing.
Watch a full report on the crash in the video above
He had earlier pleaded guilty to being intoxicated when he lost control of his four-wheel drive and killed siblings Antony, 13, Angelina, 12, and Sienna Abdallah, 9, and their cousin Veronique Sakr, 11.
The children were on their way to get ice cream from their local shops when they were hit.
On Friday, the parents of the young victims faced the man who killed their children for the first time.
Antony, Angelina and Sienna’s father Danny said in court: “You took laughter and joy out of my household.
“You ripped my heart out and ran over it in your car.”
Mother Leila said: “These kids went to buy an ice cream. You’ve killed us all. I’m no longer living. I’m just existing.”
From Bridget Sakr, the mother of Veronique: “I’m heartbroken, crippled, my identity crushed… I lived for her hugs, her kisses, her smell.”
And from her father Bob, who recalled his son’s words: “How am I going to do it? How am I going to live the rest of my life without her.”
He said his daughter’s last words to him were “happy birthday daddy”.
The families are calling for the maximum possible sentence to be handed down.
Davidson faces up to 25 years in jail.
He’d earlier pleaded guilty to four counts of manslaughter.
Prior to the crash, Davidson and his passenger were seen by witnesses to be shirtless and laughing while driving erratically.
Both made hand gestures out the window at oncoming cars along their journey, according to facts tendered in court.
Another witness heard Davidson’s “engine revving hard” as a motorbike swerved out of the way of his car.
Shortly after, Davidson attempted to make a right-hand turn on a slope but lost control of his speeding vehicle and mounted the kerb and killing the children.
A report later found he was travelling up to 133km/h in a 50km/h zone.
After the two men got out of the car, a distressed Davidson was heard saying: “What have I done? … I have killed people … I am going to jail.”
He’ll return to court on April 9 where it’s expected he’ll be sentenced.
– with AAP