A jury has found Christopher Husbands guilty of two counts of second degree murder in a shooting in the Eaton Centre.
Husbands was also convicted on five counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
The 25-year-old admitted to shooting and killing Nixon Nirmalendran and Ahmed Hassan and wounding five others in June 2012, but pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. His defence team argued that he should be found not criminally responsible for the shooting.
They said Husbands developed post-traumatic stress disorder after a brutal attack and stabbing in the months before the Eaton Centre shooting. The defence said his PTSD set off an intense emotional reaction when he saw two of his assailants in the mall’s food court.
The Crown argued that Husbands opened fire at the mall because he was determined to get revenge on the men who had attacked him months earlier.