Case of alleged London, Ont., attacker adjourned for two weeks as disclosure rolls in

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LONDON, Ont. — A young man facing terrorism charges for allegedly targeting a Muslim family and killing them with his truck in southwestern Ontario has had his case adjourned for two weeks.

Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London, Ont., faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in what the prosecution says was an act of terrorism.

Police allege the June 6 attack was motivated by hate against the Islamic faith.

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.

Prosecutors say more disclosure will be on its way to the defence soon. The case returns to court on Oct. 20.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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