10 people were killed in the attack in which Minassian used a van to run over pedestrians, while 16 were wounded, many very seriously.
Alek Minassian was found guilty on all 26 counts for perpetrating the 2018 attack in Toronto which took the lives of 10 people.
Minassian drove a rented van onto the sidewalk and ran over 26 people.
10 were killed, while 16 were injured, with many suffering serious injuries including severe head trauma, and amputation of limbs.
Judge Anne Molloy found Minassian criminally responsible, noting he had “a functioning, rational brain,” and understood the consequences of his actions.
As a result, Minassian was found guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder, and 16 counts of attempted murder.
Minassian’s defence team had argued that since he has Autism Spectrum Disorder, he should not have been found criminally responsible for the crime.
The judge rejected that, and that argument had not been previously used as the sole defence in a murder trial.
It is hoped that this verdict will bring some closure to the loved ones of those who were killed in Minassian’s horrific attack.
So He Chung, Munir Abdo Habib Najjar, Chul “Eddie” Min Kang, Dorothy Sewell, Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, Anne Marie D’Amico, Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, Andrea Bradden, Geraldine Brady, and Ji Hun Kim, were just going about their days when their lives were brutally cut short, and their families deserved to see Minassian face justice for his horrendous crimes.
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