Man ad­mits death threats against ac­cused in mosque shoot­ings

Times Colonist - - Canada -

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.

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