Sentencing begins for man behind Eaton Centre shooting
 

Sentencing begins for man behind Eaton Centre shooting

The June 2012 shooting in the mall’s crowded food court left two dead and five people wounded


 

TORONTO – The man found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of two men at Toronto’s Eaton Centre mall returns to court today for a sentencing hearing.

Christopher Husbands, 25, was also found guilty of five counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

The second-degree murder convictions carry a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 to 25 years, and the Crown has said it will ask for a lengthy parole period.

Husbands admitted to the shootings and his legal team had put forward a defence of not criminally responsible due to post-traumatic stress disorder.

His lawyer Dirk Derstine says Husbands is remorseful and will appeal.

The June 2012 shooting in the crowded food court sparked a frenzied mass exodus of the sprawling multi-level shopping centre and left five wounded in addition to the two men who died.


 

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