Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transcript of Letter Alexandre Bissonnette Read out in Quebec Courtroom

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transcript of Letter Alexandre Bissonnette Read out in Quebec Courtroom

Article excerpt

Transcript of Alexandre Bissonnette's letter

--

QUEBEC - A judge on Wednesday accepted Alexandre Bissonnette's guilty pleas to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder in connection with the shooting at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017. Here is a translation by The Canadian Press of the letter he read out in court:

Your Honour,

At this moment, as I am free to say everything that is on my mind and in my heart, I would like to tell you, Your Honour and everyone else, that every minute of my existence I bitterly regret what I did, the lives I have destroyed, the pain and suffering I have caused to so many people, without forgetting the members of my own family.

I am ashamed. Ashamed of what I did.

I do not know why I committed such an insane act and, still today, I have trouble believing it. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.