Dayton Daily News

Ex-student to serve 40 years for killings


Alexandre Bissonnett­e, a 29-year-old former politics student fixated on President Donald Trump, the far right and Muslims, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibilit­y of parole for 40 years for shooting six people dead in an attack on a mosque in Quebec City in January 2017.

During the attack, Bissonette shot several worshipper­s in the head. Nineteen people were wounded, including one paralyzed for life. Muslim leaders, including the mosque’s president, Mohamed Labidi, had said a maximum sentence was justified, given the horrors of a crime that had deeply shaken Canada and the Muslim community.

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