Alek Minassian found guilty of 1st-degree murder in 2018 Toronto van attack

Alek Minassian has been found guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in connection with the 2018 Toronto van attack.

The ruling was delivered by Justice Anne Molloy Wednesday morning and in a rare instance for the court, it was livestreamed on YouTube due to anticipated interest in the case and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In delivering her decision, Molloy referred to Minassian as John Doe in an effort, she said, to avoid giving him further notoriety. However, she noted the widespread media coverage of Minassian before the case began and did not make an order with regard to name usage.

“In this case, Mr. Doe knew it was criminally wrong to kill people,” Molloy said.

Catherine McDonald joins us outside the courthouse with the latest news.

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