The Canadian Court of Appeal of Quebec announced on the 26th local time that the previous sentence of the murderer of the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting would be commuted to 25 years in prison and apply for parole.
Alexandre Bissonnette committed a mosque shooting in Quebec City, the capital of Quebec on January 30, 2017, killing six people and injuring six others. He pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder in March 2018. In March 2019, the court of first instance sentenced Bethonette to life imprisonment without parole for 40 years.
Since 2011, Canada’s Criminal Code has allowed judges to impose continuous sentences on perpetrators involved in multiple murders without parole for 25 years. In Bisonette, the trial judge amended this article and sentenced the murderer to 40 years without parole.
The Court of Appeal of Quebec found that the court of first instance improperly used the provisions of the Criminal Code and revised the sentence.