Pedestrians mowed down in North York


Tecumsehsbones
#331
Well, I surely do hope y'all don't have Shakespeare in the Park in Toronto. If y'all do, better put Midsummer Night's Dream on endless loop for the next three or four decades.
 
spaminator
#332
Accused van attacker's locked electronics could delay trial
Michele Mandel
Published:
November 29, 2019
Updated:
November 29, 2019 10:52 AM EST
Alek Minassian is shown in a photo from his LinkedIn page.
Accused Toronto van attacker Alek Minassian made a brief court appearance in a downtown courtroom Thursday as lawyers discussed a possible delay for his upcoming trial
Minassian, 27, is charged with the first-degree murder of 10 pedestrians and the attempted murder of 16 others in a deadly Yonge St. van attack on April 23, 2018.
In his lengthy police statement unsealed by the court in September, he confessed to being the driver behind the wheel of the rental van.
Opting for a trial by judge alone, the accused mass killer is widely expected to plead not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.
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With his trial slated to begin in February 2020, Ontario Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy was warned by both sides that they may need to push back the start due to a delay in the defence experts’ ability to unlock Minassian’s computers and cellphones.
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At the time of the deadly attack, Minassian was a computer whiz about to graduate with his bachelor degree in software development. He was so proficient in encrypting his devices that
Toronto Police were never able to crack his MacBook Pro laptop or two smartphones and he refused to turn over the passwords.
Minassian’s legal team won return of his encrypted devices in an earlier ruling but it appears they were also having a difficult time unlocking them.
“I thought Mr. Minassian had the passwords,” Molloy said.<
Defence lawyer Boris Bytensky could only shrug and say he’d assumed it would be a simple exercise, as well. All parties will be back in court Dec. 16.
mmandel@postmedia.com
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http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...uld-be-delayed
 
spaminator
#333
Toronto van attack accused finally hands over passwords
Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau
Published:
December 16, 2019
Updated:
December 16, 2019 6:21 PM EST
Alek Minassian is shown in a photo from his LinkedIn page.
Red tape and computer troubles delayed the trial for the man police say killed 10 pedestrians and seriously injured 16 others as he drove along a busy Yonge Street sidewalk in 2018, court heard Monday.
Accused murderer Alek Minassian’s trial, which was initially scheduled to begin on Feb. 10, has been tentatively set for March 2.
Minassian’s lawyer Boris Bytensky blamed the delay on problems receiving his client’s psychiatric assessments from St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
“We’re running up against red tape and being told different things by different departments,” Bytensky told trial judge Justice Anne Molloy, who’s conducting the judge-alone trial.
Molloy wasn’t pleased with the hospital’s response to providing important documents for the trial, and offered the court’s assistance to speed up the process.
She offered to issue subpoenas compelling hospital officials “to come here and explain why they have not done it.”
Minassian is charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder stemming from the April 23, 2018 attack.
His impulses were stoked by the involuntary celibacy (incel) community and previous rejection from women, he told police.
This case hinges on his state of mind at the time of the attack, not whether he was steering the vehicle, said Molloy.
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Accused van attacker's locked electronics could delay trial
Difficult legal road to prove Minassian not criminally responsible
Computer-related problems are also stalling the trial, said Bytensky.
Minassian finally gave his lawyer and the police passwords to his electronic devices on Monday.
A few weeks ago, Bytensky informed the court that Minassian’s heavily-encrypted devices were not easy to navigate, even with a password.
“This is like looking for needles in lots of different haystacks,” said Bytensky.
Crown attorney Joe Callaghan agreed the twin roadblocks of computer issues and access to St. Joseph’s have made starting the trial on the original date of Feb. 10 “unrealistic.”
Minassian will be back in court on Jan. 16, 2020.
spazzano@postmedia.com
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http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...nto-van-attack
 
spaminator
#334
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...victims-family
 
JLM
#335
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Well, I surely do hope y'all don't have Shakespeare in the Park in Toronto. If y'all do, better put Midsummer Night's Dream on endless loop for the next three or four decades.


This guy thinks he's a f**kin' comedian. Personally I don't appreciate the twit a whole heck of a lot.
 
Walter
#336
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

This guy thinks he's a f**kin' comedian. Personally I don't appreciate the twit a whole heck of a lot.

Pretending to be a lawyer is funny.
 

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