Alek Minassian, Van attacker ‘wanted to be shot,’ witness says

Written by Meeshika Sharma

Published on : April 28, 2018 12:09

Alek Minassian, who faces 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder in horrible Van attack expressed regret that the Toronto Police officer hailed as a hero didn’t shoot him.

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“He wanted to be shot,” said a person inside the jail who had a conversation with him.

The 25-year-old Richmond Hill man told several people that he had researched being taken out by police after committing a serious crime.

He said he “looked up on the Internet ‘death by cop,’” someone who talked with him told the Toronto Sun.

He told people he “knew what he (allegedly) did” and was ready to die.

After his appearance in the Finch courts, which Sun columnist Michele Mandel described as taking 10 minutes, Minassian was transported to the Toronto South jail, where people who saw him described him as “odd” and “socially awkward.”

In jail, he reiterated his commitment to the cause — a copycat of a murder in 2014 in California in which Rodger killed six people and wounded 14, blaming others for his still being a virgin.

One person who spoke with Minassian in the jail said this incident allegedly happened “because he hates the people who deny him sex” and that he “feels no remorse.”

Minassian was assessed by physicians and asked a number of questions about his life, his background and whether he’s on any prescription medication?

Some questions he answered and some he didn’t.

“He refused to answer questions on his social life,” said a witness.

At that point, a person in the jail asked him “if he had a girlfriend?” Minassian answered with a “quick no.”

He was then asked “if he has been on a date?”

After another “quick answer no,” he was asked the last time he asked a woman out on a date?

“It was a very fast answer — 2012” and “she said no.”

But while he complained about his lack of female company, he didn’t complain about his childhood or home life. He was “asked if he had a good upbringing and if he would change anything in his life” and he said “he had a good childhood” and “wouldn’t change anything.”