A Melbourne man who was involved in a 44 hour siege with Victoria Police last year has proposed to his girlfriend in court.
In what was a disruptive hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, Christopher Dean Binse, 44, said he had committed crimes because authorities had released him into the community in a 'crazed state'.
Binse was arrested after police used force to end a lengthy stand off in Keilor East last May.
He is facing multiple charges, including three counts of armed robbery, making threats to kill, reckless endangering life and seriously assaulting police.
Representing himself in court, Binse, who nicknamed himself "Badness", was flanked by five prison officers in the dock.
Magistrate Louise Ulrich repeatedly left the bench after Binse spoke over her and refused to listen.
He argued prosecutors had failed to pass on documents for his case and said he was being denied justice.
Binse told the court he committed the crimes after being released from custody in a crazed mental state.
"I got released in a pretty f***** up state," he told the court
"I was released into society and just went crazy."
He told the court the man at the centre of last week's siege, convicted rapist Antonio Loguancio, had been in the same position.
Binse declared his love for his girlfriend who was sat in court.
"I love her, man," he told reporters.
"I just proposed marriage,"
"That should get front page."
The Magistrate adjourned the case until tomorrow.
Binse will now appear via video link from prison for the rest of the hearing.