Man admits death threats against accused in mosque shootings
QUEBEC — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to uttering death threats against Alexandre Bissonnette, the Quebecer charged with first-degree murder in the mosque shootings this year.
Mohamed-Amine Ben-Faras, 33, told members of Quebec City’s Muslim community he is the nephew of Azzedine Soufiane, one of the six men shot to death in January.
The Crown withdrew a charge of uttering threats against Bissonnette’s family.
Bissonnette faces six charges of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder.