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Available Expert - Justice Molloy delivers guilty verdict in Alek Minassian trial

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Queen’s law expert Noah Weisbord is available to comment on the Alek Minassian verdict.

Minassian was found guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in the 2018 Toronto van attack.

“Justice Anne Molloy just delivered her verdict in the case of Alek Minassian, a member of Incel, Involuntary Celibates, who killed ten people and injured many others in a van attack in Toronto, then argued that he was not criminally responsible on the basis of his autism spectrum disorder. Minassian's defense team argued unsuccessfully that because of his autism disorder, he was incapable of knowing his act was ‘morally wrong’,” says Weisbord.

Minassian had pleaded not guilty at the judge alone trial, which was held virtually at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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