techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com February 21, 2019


Canadian will get life sentence for killing six in Quebec mosque capturing

10 February 2019, 11:32 | Glen Norman

Quebec City mosque shooter sentenced to life with no parole for 40 years

Quebec Mosque shooter gets life sentence

A Canadian man who shot dead six worshipers at a mosque in Quebec City in 2017, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

He also pleaded guilty to six counts of attempted murder, including one count for the 35 people who were present in the mosque at the time of the shooting but who were not injured.

The Crown has recommended that Bissonnette serve six consecutive sentences totalling 150 years, while the defence has argued he should be eligible for parole after 25 years.

However, Huot said under Canadian law he could only decide in 25-year tranches on parole, CBC News' Catou MacKinnon reported, and 50 years was "clearly excessive".

Ahmed Cheddadi, who was wounded in the attack, said the sentence was appropriate in that he found it unlikely that Bissonnette would ever be released.

Kate Miller-Heidke wins Australian Eurovision spot with 'breathtaking' song
Speaking on Saturday night, Miller-Heidke said she was "so grateful and thrilled" to represent Australia at Eurovision. This year will be Australia's fifth consecutive year in the contest, which will take place in Tel Aviv in May.

Justice Francois Huot discarded the prosecution's proposal, however, calling it "unreasonable" and that allowing a prisoner to die in jail would be "cruel and unusual punishment" and contrary to Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Alexandre Bissonnette is escorted to a van in Quebec City after appearing in court for the deadly shooting at a mosque.

As the 240-page verdict was read over a six-hour period, Bissonnette sat quietly in the packed courtroom, gazing at his feet while his parents and several friends and family of the victims wiped tears from their eyes. The murder victims were Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42; Abdelkrim Hassane, 41; Khaled Belkacemi, 60; Aboubaker Thabti, 44; Azzeddine Soufiane, 57; and Ibrahima Barry, 39.

"He really backed himself up, to use the expression", he said.

While serial killer Bruce McArthur was handed 25 years of parole ineligibility in a Toronto courtroom this morning, the longest prison sentence in Canadian history could be handed out to another mass murderer.

Germany to keep final say on Russian Federation pipeline
In November 2017, the EC proposed extending European Union energy rules to gas pipelines from third countries to Europe. Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is chairman of Nord Stream's shareholders committee.

Bissonnette also told a psychiatrist that he regretted not killing more people.

A decision on sentencing was originally expected in October, but Huot pushed that back, saying he needed more information on some legal questions, including the constitutionality of consecutive life sentences.

"His crimes were truly motivated by race and a visceral hatred toward Muslim immigrants", the judge said, adding that his crimes were "premeditated, gratuitous and abject".

Prosecutor Thomas Jacques had argued that a 150-year sentence would be proportionate to the "carnage" inflicted on the city's Muslim community and the trauma suffered by the rest of the country.

But Renald Beaudry, a criminal lawyer who was at Bissonnette's sentencing, doesn't think the sentence would be easy to overturn.

Skype desktop app gets background blurring in video calls OnMSFT.com
This feature will enable you to blur the background while on video calls to protect you from embarrassing moments. But in case you want all the focus on yourself and not on the mess behind you, you now have that option.



Other News

Trending Now

Became known date of presentation of the unusual smartphone Vivo
It divulges some key features of the smartphone including the 32MP pop-up selfie camera, triple camera setup at its rear and more. Vivo V15 Pro, V15 Smartphones To Be Launched in India on February 20; India Prices, Specifications & Features Revealed .

Steve Spurrier Makes Funny Comment About Redskins Tenure After AAF Win
The Legends will head back to Atlanta to regroup before heading out next week to play the San Diego Fleet on the road. Find out as host Tom Downey takes you through everything you need to know about the AAF football league.

Trump's call to end HIV epidemic hindered by his administration's policies
Azar II, the secretary of health and human providers, who coordinated growth of the formidable plan, outlined by Mr. About 37 million people around the world live with HIV today, and 22 million of those are receiving treatment.

The Witcher 3's Geralt of Rivia joins Monster Hunter
On February 15, 2019, players at Hunter Rank 50 and above will be able to partake in an additional Witcher-themed event. Unlike the fest, which is live on all platforms, the Witcher collaboration will not go live on PC until a later date.

Germany rules against Facebook in data-mining case
Germany has declared illegal Facebook's practice of demanding user information in exchange for the right to use its services.

Netflix Introduces ‘Smart Download’ Feature For iOS Users
When users finish watching a downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete it and automatically download the next one. NOTE: If there are no additional episodes to download in your series, the last watched episode will not be deleted.

Calls Mount for Virginia Lieutenant Governor's Resignation
The Democrat defended his vow to stay in office despite widespread calls for his resignation. Speaking as a pediatric neurologist, he said he could feel the anguish of Virginians.

The Oilers fire their GM Peter Chiarelli
Luke Glendening scored two goals for the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Tuesday. Two players the Oilers placed on waivers on Monday, Ty Rattie and Ryan Spooner , both cleared waivers on Tuesday.

Sentence for McArthur means he'll never see daylight
Shelly Kinsman, right, leaves the Toronto Courthouse after the sentencing. "I'm not happy with it, not happy at all with it". Many in the LGBTQ community say it's a slap in the face, a failure to send a clear signal that their lives matter.

It seems Olympics going on to ridicule me: PM Modi
Here in Agartala , he unveiled a statue of Tripura's last ruler Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, and inaugurated a 23-km long railway track.