Stabber in court
EDMONTON—The man charged in connection with Friday’s deadly stabbing rampage at a grocery warehouse in Edmonton is due in court today.
Jayme Pasieka, 29, faces two counts of first-degree murder, one of attempted murder, one of aggravated assault, and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.
Witnesses said a man with a knife in each hand and wearing a military-style vest burst into the huge Loblaws complex during a shift change and started stabbing people.
Thierno Bah, 41, and Fitzroy Harris, 50, were killed while several others were wounded.
Bah was from Guinea.
Members of Edmonton’s Guinean community are raising money to send his body back to the West African country, as well as to help his wife and four young children.
Friends have said Bah first came to Montreal in 2009 and had a master’s degree in nanotechnology, but had difficulty finding work in his field because his English was weak.
He moved his family to Edmonton in October to improve his fluency, they added.
Harris’ family, meanwhile, recalled his talent as a DJ and love of reggae music in a statement issued Saturday.
They also expressed anger at his killer.
“May God not have mercy on your soul,” it read.
Police haven’t said what they believe was the motive for the attack.