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Trial of man accused in London, Ont., attack set to hear more evidence from defence

The trial of an Ontario man accused of killing 4 members of a Muslim household in an alleged act of terrorism is about to listen to extra proof from the defence immediately.

Nathaniel Veltman is accused of intentionally hitting the Afzaal household together with his truck in June 2021 whereas they have been out for a stroll in London, Ont.

He has pleaded not responsible to 4 counts of first-degree homicide and one rely of tried homicide.

Veltman took the stand in his personal defence on Thursday, telling the jury that he skilled a interval of psychological decline through the pandemic and that he had a “fundamentalist” Christian upbringing that left him unable to correctly socialize with folks.

Jurors have beforehand seen video of Veltman telling a detective that his assault had been motivated by white nationalist beliefs.

The case is the primary the place Canada’s terrorism legal guidelines are being put earlier than a jury in a first-degree homicide trial.

(The Canadian Press)

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