LONDON, Ont. — A man facing terrorism charges for allegedly targeting and killing a Muslim family with his truck in southwestern Ontario has had his case adjourned for a month.
Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London, Ont., has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in what prosecutors say was an act of terrorism.
Police have alleged the attack on June 6 was motivated by hate against the Islamic faith.
The prosecution and defence say more time is needed to review disclosure in the case.
Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna and her 74-year-old grandmother, Talat Afzaal, were killed while out for an evening walk.
The couple's nine-year-old son, Fayez, was seriously hurt.
Veltman is next due in court on Sept. 22.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 25, 2021.
The Canadian Press