EXCLUSIVE: Yonge Street van attack accused has new legal representation

When the man accused of murder in the Yonge Street van attack appears in court Thursday, NEWSTALK 1010 has learned he will have new legal representation.

NEWSTALK 1010 can exclusively tell you that 25 year-old Alek Minassian will be represented by Ed Prutschi's Crim Law Canada team.

Prutschi is NEWSTALK 1010's chief legal analyst.

Minassian is scheduled to appear inside a courtroom on Finch Ave Thursday, just a few kilometres from the rampage that killed 10 people and injured 16 others.

The Richmond Hill man is charged with murder and attempted murder.

Thursday's proceeding will be the first time that Minassian has appeared in court by video. He was in court briefly the day after his arrest.