Illinois Woman Who Plotted Canadian Mall Shooting Sentenced To Life

NBC Chicago | 4/20/2018 | Staff
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A woman from west suburban Geneva who plotted to go on a Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Canadian mall was sentenced to life in prison Friday with no chance of parole for nearly a decade.

Lindsay Souvannarath pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder in a plan that involved opening fire at a mall in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2015.

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Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Peter Rosinski said that Souvannarath is and will remain a threat to society. He said she has not expressed remorse for her plot.

Rosinski also said that if the plan to kill unsuspecting shoppers had not been interrupted by an anonymous tip and the quick actions of local police, it would have been carried out.

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Rosinski said his sentence was partly shaped by the principles that apply to terrorism. While he told the court the motivations and intentions in the case aren't precisely the same as those related to terrorism activities, he said the crime requires the court to "send a clear message" to those conspiring to kill multiple people that "they will pay a heavy price."

The judge also gave Souvannarath credit for time served in custody, so she will be eligible...
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