A Canadian man who shot and killed six members of a Quebec city mosque in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison by a local court.
The convict identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, 29, pleaded guilty to six counts of first degree murder and six counts of attempted murder for the attack, but he will however be eligible for parole after 40 years.
According to Canada’s CBC news broadcaster, the judge ultimately dismissed a request to decree parole ineligibility periods stretching a total of 150 years, saying the request was “unreasonable”.
The 2017 shooting incident described as one of Canada’s rarest mass shootings which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced a “terrorist attack”, provoked debate over new arrivals at a time when a growing number of migrants moved from the US into Quebec.
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