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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:19 PM

Canadian 'incel' killer found guilty of murder over Toronto van attack

Source: The Guardian

A Canadian man who killed 10 people when he drove a rental van on to a crowded Toronto sidewalk has been found guilty of murder, after a judge rejected defense arguments that he was unable to understand the consequence of his actions.

Alek Minassian was convicted of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in a hearing held online on Wednesday.

Ontario superior court justice Anne Molloy said the accused had craved infamy for his killings, and refused to use his name, referring to him throughout as “John Doe”.

“He knew death would be irreversible. He knew their families would grieve,” said Molloy as she delivered her judgment.

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Leyland Cecco in Toronto
Wed 3 Mar 2021 17.31 GMT


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/03/toronto-van-attack-guilty-murder



Source: CBC News

Judge finds Toronto van attack killer guilty of murder

Alek Minassian's lawyers had argued he was not criminally responsible because of autism spectrum disorder

Adam Carter · CBC News · Posted: Mar 03, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 38 minutes ago

A judge has declared that the man responsible for Toronto's deadly van attack in 2018 is guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.

In rendering her decision, which was broadcast on YouTube Wednesday morning, Justice Anne Molloy said Alek Minassian's rampage was "the act of a reasoning mind," and noted that the 28 year old has "no remorse for it and no empathy for his victims."

"He freely chose the option that was morally wrong, knowing what the consequences would be for himself, and for everybody else," Molloy said in her decision. "It does not matter that he does not have remorse, nor empathize with the victims.

"Lack of empathy for the suffering of victims, even an incapacity to empathize for whatever reason, does not constitute a defence."

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Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/van-attack-trial-decision-1.5933687

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:37 PM

1. Good.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:09 PM

2. Incel perhaps, but he also had Asperger's n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:03 PM

3. But 99% of people with Asperger's are harmless.

Eight of the ten people he murdered were women, among which was a 90-year-old senior. This POS incel can rot.

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