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Mentally ill, found guilty of terrorism: What happens to Chiheb Esseghaier?

A Toronto courtroom Wednesday will debate the fate of a man found guilty of serious terror charges but who suffers from a mental illness so severe he may not be fit to be sentenced and may not even be criminally responsible for the crimes he committed.

A jury found Chiheb Esseghaier and his co-accused Raed Jaser guilty of multiple terror charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, this past spring. Since then, however, an experienced psychiatrist found Esseghaier to be “actively psychotic,” likely schizophrenic and unable to participate in court proceedings.