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Geneva mass murder plot suspect appears in Canadian court

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  • Lindsay Kannitha Souvannarath

    Lindsay Kannitha Souvannarath

  • Randall Steven Shepherd arrives at provincial court in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Feb. 17. Shepherd was back in court Friday morning where a judge set a preliminary hearing in their case for April 10, according to the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

    Randall Steven Shepherd arrives at provincial court in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Feb. 17. Shepherd was back in court Friday morning where a judge set a preliminary hearing in their case for April 10, according to the Halifax Chronicle Herald.
    Courtesy of the Chronicle Herald

 
Daily Herald report

The Illinois woman and Canadian man accused in a plot to commit mass murder at a Halifax shopping mall appeared in a Halifax court Friday, where a judge set a preliminary hearing in their case for April 10, according to the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

Lindsay Kannitha Souvannarath, 23, of Geneva, and Randall Steven Shepherd, 20, of Halifax, both face four charges, including conspiracy to commit murder. They also face charges of conspiring to commit arson, possessing weapons for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats via social media.

Police say the duo planned to go to the Halifax Shopping Centre on Valentine's Day and kill as many people as possible before killing themselves.

They were arrested Feb. 13 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport after Souvannarath arrived on a flight from Chicago. Police say that Shepherd had gone to the airport to pick her up. A third suspect in the plot killed himself.

Neither defendant spoke during the proceeding or showed any emotion in court, according to the Chronicle Herald.

Both suspects are being held at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

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