Eaton Centre shooting suspect faces multiple lawsuits
TORONTO – The man charged in connection with the Eaton Centre shooting that resulted in two deaths is the subject of multi-million dollar lawsuits filed by the families of the victims.
The suit alleges that suspect Christopher Husbands had a history of breaching bail conditions and should not have been out on bail when he allegedly went on the deadly rampage in the food court of the Eaton Centre on June 2, 2012.
Two young men, Nixon Nirmalendran, 22, and Ahmed Hassan, 24, died in the shooting.
In addition to suing Husbands, the suits also name the Toronto and Hamilton police boards as well as Eaton Centre landlord Cadillac Fairview.
The suit alleges Cadillac Fairview failed to employ competent security staff despite previous incidents at the mall.
All the allegation have not been proven in court.
The Toronto Star reports Husbands was attacked and tortured just several months prior to the mall shooting.
The lawsuit states Husbands believed Nirmalendran and Ahmed Hassan were among those involved.
Husbands is scheduled to stand trial this fall for two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated assault.
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