Pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry ad­journed un­til July 23 in mall plot case

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCIAL -

A sec­ond day of tes­ti­mony has ended at the pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry for two peo­ple ac­cused of plot­ting to at­tack a Hal­i­fax shop­ping mall.

Twenty-three-year-old Lind­say Kan­tha Sou­van­narath of Geneva, Ill., and 21-year-old Ran­dall Steven Shep­herd of Hal­i­fax are each charged with con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der, con­spir­acy to com­mit ar­son, illegal pos­ses­sion of dan­ger­ous weapons and mak­ing a threat through so­cial media.

None of the al­le­ga­tions has been proven in court.

The in­quiry, which is sub­ject to a pub­li­ca­tion ban that pro­hibits re­port­ing what is heard in Hal­i­fax pro­vin­cial court, will re­sume on July 23.

Both de­fence lawyers have said out­side court there is enough ev­i­dence to pro­ceed to trial.

The Crown al­leges the two ac­cused, along with a 19-year-old man found dead in his Hal­i­fax home, had planned to at­tack the Hal­i­fax Shop­ping Cen­tre on Valen­tine’s Day.

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