Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Concerned as Accused in Quebec City Mosque Shooting Awaiting Evidence

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Concerned as Accused in Quebec City Mosque Shooting Awaiting Evidence

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Disclosure incomplete in mosque shooting case

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A judge hearing arguments in the case of the accused Quebec City mosque shooter expressed concerns Monday about delays due to incomplete evidence disclosed by the Crown.

Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is facing six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.

The six victims, aged between 39 and 60, died when a gunman stormed the mosque on Jan. 29 and opened fire on men who were attending prayer.

Quebec court Judge Jean-Louis Lemay told both sides in a Quebec City courtroom his concerns have to do with the Jordan decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada last year.

The country's highest court ruled legal proceedings cannot exceed 18 months in provincial courts and 30 months in Superior Court in order to respect a citizen's right to be tried within a reasonable period of time. …

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