Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Case of Accused in Quebec City Mosque Shootings to Resume March 30

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Case of Accused in Quebec City Mosque Shootings to Resume March 30

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Accused in Quebec mosque shootings back in court in March

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QUEBEC - The case of the man charged with murder in last month's mosque shootings in Quebec City will resume March 30.

Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, appeared in court on Tuesday as the Crown handed over evidence to the defence lawyer.

Bissonnette faces six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.

The charges are in connection with the Jan. 29 deaths of Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Azzeddine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi and Aboubaker Thabti.

The six victims, aged between 39 and 60, were killed when a gunman stormed the mosque and opened fire on men who were attending prayer.

Nineteen people were wounded in the attack.

Mohamed Labidi, vice-president of the mosque, attended Tuesday's court hearing and said seeing Bissonnette unleashed a wave of emotions, including compassion for the accused. …

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