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 two weeks.
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 allege the June 6 attack was motivated by Veltman’s 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.
The prosecution says more disclosure on the case will be handed over to the defence in the coming days.
Veltman is next due in court on Oct. 6.