Que­bec mosque shooter gets life

Deccan Chronicle - - World -

Que­bec City: A 29-year-old who shot dead six wor­shipers at a Que­bec City mosque in the worst an­tiMus­lim at­tack in the West got life in prison on Fri­day. Alexan­dre Bis­son­nette will have to wait 40 years longer than usual - be­fore he can ap­ply for pa­role. In his de­ci­sion, Judge Fran­cois Huot re­jected a pros­e­cu­tion re­quest for a 150-year sen­tence, which would have been the long­est ever in Canada, say­ing “sub­ject­ing a mur­der to a sen­tence that ex­ceeds his life ex­pectancy” would be cruel un­der law. But he also noted the killer's “vis­ceral ha­tred of Mus­lim im­mi­grants.”

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