Bissonnette to Serve 40 Years in Prison Before Parole Eligibility
The man who shot dead six worshippers in a Quebec City mosque will serve 40 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
Six Muslim men between the ages of 39 and 60 were killed when Alexandre Bissonnette stormed the mosque and opened fire on January 29th, 2017.
Bissonnette pleaded guilty last March to six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder.
Victims and their families were shocked at the parole eligibility decision because it breaks with the Criminal Code, which declares that parole eligibility should be set in 25-year increments.