Bissonnette had originally plead not guilty, but changed his plea.
Alexandre Bissonnette has plead guilty to six charges of murder, and six charges of attempted murder in the horrific January 29, 2017 Quebec City Mosque shooting.
Six people were killed in the shooting, while 19 were injured. Five of those individuals suffered serious injuries.
Publication ban lifted in Quebec City Mosque massacre..
Alexandre Bissonnette pleads guilty to all charges.
6 first degree murder
6 attempted murder.
— Mike Armstrong (@ArmstrongGN) March 28, 2018
“I’ve thought about this a long time. In my heart, this is the decision I’ve made,” said Bissonnette to the judge.
Added Bissonnette, “I want to ask for forgiveness, but I know what I did is unforgivable…that’s why I pleaded guilty Mr. Judge.”
Bissonnette faces life in prison without any possibility of parole for the next 25 years, while he could face up to 150 years if the sentences are enforced consecutively.
Strangely, “His lawyers said they intend to challenge the constitutionality of consecutive sentences,” which could lead to an even further weakening of our pathetically weak justice system. After all, taxpayers are put on the hook for the prison costs of those who commit horrible crimes, in large part due to the absence of capital punishment.
The next court date is set for April 10th.
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