Mosque murderer Alexandre Bissonnette to appeal his sentence

Alexandre Bissonnette was sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 40 years on February 8th, and his lawyers had 30 days to file an appeal.

They did late Friday at the Quebec City courthouse.

The Crown wanted him put away for life, with no chance of parole for 150 years — 25 for each of the six men he killed. His lawyers, however, suggested his life sentences run concurrently, which would have meant the earliest he could have been freed would have been after 25 years.

Eventually, the judge settled on life with no chance of parole for 40 years, which means he would be 67 years old before he could apply for parole.