Former UWaterloo student pleads guilty to 2023 knife attack

A former University of Waterloo student has pled guilty to four charges in relation to the hate-motivated stabbing of an instructor and two students during a philosophy class focused on gender issues in June 2023. According to CBC, the accused Geovanny Villalba-Aleman appeared in a Kitchener court in person this week and pled guilty to two charges of aggravated assault, one charge of assault causing bodily harm, and one charge of assault with a weapon. Sentencing will be carried out in October, when the judge will hear victim impact statements and a sentencing submission from prosecutors on a terrorism charge.

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