In the wake of the tragedy in London that left four people dead, police say they may lay terrorism charges against the man accused of driving into a Mulsim family of five.
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He's currently in a cell at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre, charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder after what police are calling a hate-motivated, anti-Muslim crime.
只起诉了谋杀，没有按照 hate-motivated, anti-Muslim crime 起诉。但是后续可能以恐怖起诉：For example, “in the last 18 months, (there were) two cases in Toronto where cases of three charges of murder were brought forward and either a few days or a few months later, terrorism charges were subsequently laid once that evidence was found to be sufficient to bring terrorism charges,” West explained.
Essentially, West and Carvin argue from a prosecution perspective that it may not make sense to spend the extra resources to charge someone with terrorism when murder can carry the same sentence.
For example, in 2017, six people were killed and 19 seriously injured when a gunman burst into the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City.
The gunman was convicted of six counts of first-degree murder in the killings and was sentenced to life in prison. Terrorism charges were never used.
魁北克那个跑去伊斯兰文化中心杀了六个人的也没有被控 Terrorism charges