Court docket listening to at the moment for accused in deadly truck assault on Muslim household in London, Ont. | CBC Information

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The 20-year-old charged within the deadly truck assault of a Muslim household in London, Ont., is about for his subsequent courtroom listening to at the moment.

Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London was charged earlier this week with 4 counts of first-degree homicide and one rely of tried homicide. 

His listening to Thursday shall be accessible nearly due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

On Sunday, a household of 5 was out for a night stroll in northwest London when a black truck left the highway and drove into the household as they have been ready to cross the road at a pink mild. 

Salman Afzaal, 46, his spouse Madiha Salman, 44, their daughter Yumna Afzaal, 15, and Salman’s mom, Talat Afzaal, 74, have been killed. The youngest member of the household, nine-year-old Fayez, survived and stays in hospital.

Police say the household was focused due to their Muslim religion, and so they’re in contact with RCMP and prosecutors about the potential for submitting terrorism prices in opposition to Veltman. 

Since his arrest lower than 10 kilometres from the scene, Veltman has been housed on the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre.

At his first courtroom look, on Monday, he didn’t have a lawyer, however was represented by obligation counsel.

On the time, the justice of the peace issued a no-contact order between Veltman and two dozen individuals, together with bystanders on the scene.

That is the primary mass homicide within the historical past of the southwestern Ontario metropolis.

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