Case of man accused of killing Muslim family in London, Ont., adjourned to December

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LONDON, Ont. — A London, Ont., man facing terror-related murder charges for allegedly killing four members of a Muslim family has had his case adjourned for a month.

Nathaniel Veltman is accused of deliberately hitting the family with his truck on June 6.

Police have alleged the incident was motivated by hate against the Islamic faith.

Veltman faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, in what prosecutors say was an act of terrorism.

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 in court for a judicial pretrial on Dec. 15.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 17, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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