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Sentences to be handed down for suspects in Via Rail terror plot

In an artist's sketch, Chiheb Esseghaier (left) and Raed Jaser (centre) appear in court in Toronto on Thursday, March 5, 2015 as Justice Michael Code looks on.
In an artist's sketch, Chiheb Esseghaier (left) and Raed Jaser (centre) appear in court in Toronto on Thursday, March 5, 2015 as Justice Michael Code looks on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

A Toronto judge is expected to deliver sentences today for two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train.

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty in March and face the prospect of life in prison.

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During their sentencing hearing, two psychiatrists who assessed Esseghaier’s mental state found that he likely suffers from a mental illness.

But the second psychiatrist found that Esseghaier was still fit to be sentenced for his crimes.

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