Case of Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian due in court today
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:20AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:20AM EST
TORONTO -- The case of a man accused killing 10 people by driving a van along a busy sidewalk in Toronto has been put over to April 1.
Alek Minassian, of Richmond Hill, Ont., faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in the attack last year.
Police allege Minassian drove the van down a sidewalk on a stretch of Yonge Street in the city's north end.
The 26-year-old was not present at Thursday's brief hearing.
The Crown and defence continue their judicial pre-trial discussions in the case.
In late 2018, Ontario's deputy attorney general granted the prosecution's request to skip a preliminary hearing and have the case go straight to a trial, which is slated for February 2020.