Two years after he killed six people in a Quebec City mosque, Alexandre Bissonnette has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility for parole for forty years, according to Global News.

Jude François Huot handed down the sentence this afternoon and explained that a multiplicity of factors informed his decision. 

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TL;DR Alexandre Bissonnette has been sentenced to life in prison for killing 6 people at a Quebec City mosque in 2017. There will not be a possibility for parole for 40 years.

Global News reporter Mike Armstrong related that, in judge's opinion, it would be "cruel" to not offer Bissonette a real possibility of parole.

29-year-old Bissonnette will be 67 when he becomes eligible.

Bissonnette earlier pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder, according to the Global News report.

These are the names of his six victims:

Ibrahima Barry
Mamadou Tanou Barry
Khaled Belkacemi
Abdelkrim Hassane
Azzedine Soufiane
Aboubaker Thabti

Their families were present in the courtroom as Huot delivered the sentence.

The 2017 shooting shocked the country and launched a national conversation about Islamophobia in Canada.

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