Crown seeks 8 years in prison for woman found guilty of terrorism
Prosecutors are seeking an eight-year sentence for a woman found guilty of terror charges after an attack at a Canadian Tire in Scarborough.
Crown attorneys say while sentences for such offences can go up to 12 years, their proposal takes into account Rehab Dughmosh’s mental illness.
The judge overseeing the case is reviewing Dughmosh’s psychiatric assessments and her treatment records from jail in deciding on a sentence. Her decision is expected Feb. 14.
Dughmosh was found guilty of four terrorism-related charges after attacking workers in June 2017 at a Canadian Tire store with a golf club and butcher’s knife while draped in an ISIL banner. She had also previously tried to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
An agreed statement of facts was the only evidence presented at trial and Dughmosh largely declined to participate in the proceedings.
Last week, Dughmosh told the court she disagreed with the statement of facts, particularly the psychiatric assessment in which she is diagnosed with schizophrenia.
But when asked Thursday whether she sought a remedy from the court, Dughmosh said she did not, and Justice Maureen Forestell said there was no basis to interfere with the jury’s verdict.
Source: Toronto Sun