The 24-year-old accused of stabbings at the University of Waterloo in June now faces terrorism charges in addition to other previously announced charges.
Geovanny Villalba-Aleman, 24, made a virtual appearance in Ontario Superior Court in Kitchener on Friday.
A recent college graduate, he faces 11 other charges in connection with the attack that sent an associate professor and two students to the hospital:
- Attempted murder.
- Aggravated assault (three counts).
- Assault with a weapon (four counts).
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (two counts).
- Shenanigans under $5,000.
On Friday there was a brief discussion about the new federal charges and no discussion about bail.
Another court hearing later this month
The defendant is expected to face another court hearing on September 15.
On June 28, approximately 40 students were inside the gender studies classroom in Hagey Hall at the time of the stabbings. The Kitchener associate professor and the two students suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Waterloo Regional Police Services Chief Mark Crowell previously said a man who was not a member of the class entered around 3:30 p.m. ET and spoke to the instructor “before attacking her with two large knives without provocation.” “.
Since the attack, the university has held forums for faculty and students to hear their concerns. The school also removed some details of the courses it offers from its website, a move followed by other universities.