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Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

AFP  |  Ottawa 

A 29-year-old Canadian who perpetrated the worst attack on Muslims in the West, when he shot dead six worshippers at a mosque in in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison.

Alexandre Bissonnette, however, will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole.

rejected a prosecution request for a 150-year sentence, which would have the longest ever in Canada, but also noted the killer's "visceral hatred of Muslim immigrants" in his decision.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 02:50 IST