Mosque shoot­ing case to re­sume in March

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

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.

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