Quebec City mosque shooter seeks right to parole after 25 years

The lawyers defending Alexandre Bissonnette want their client to be eligible for parole once he’s served 25 years behind bars.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty on March 28 to the first-degree murders of six men after going on a shooting rampage on Jan. 29, 2017, inside a Quebec City mosque. He also pleaded guilty to six counts of attempted murder.

Bissonnette’s sentencing hearing begins at the Quebec City courthouse today. The hearing was postponed by one day over legal arguments about whether surveillance footage from inside the mosque the night of the attack should be made public.

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