Que­bec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 yrs

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - WORLD -

Ot­tawa: 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 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 a cruel and un­usual pun­ish­ment un­der Cana­dian law.

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