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Ill woman was sentenced to life imprisonment for designing a plot to buy a mall



A woman from Geneva, Illinois planning a Valentine's Rampage at a Canadian mall was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday, with no chance of parole for nearly a decade

Lindsay Souvannarath, 26, pleaded guilty last year to conspire to commit mass murder in a mall in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2015.

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Peter Rosinski, described Souvannarath as an unrepentant threat to society.

He said she had not remorseed her plot (19659002) Souvannarath refused to appeal to the court before her conviction.

Rosinski said an anonymous tip and a quick police action thwarted the planned attack on unsuspecting shoppers.

He said he follows principles that apply to terrorism in sentencing. His goal was to send a "clear message" to would-be killers, adding that "they will pay a heavy price."

The judge recognized Souvannarath for the time taken into custody, which entitles her to probation in seven years.

  Randall Steven Shepherd leaves court in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, March 6, 2015.

Randall Steven Shepherd leaves court in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, March 6, 2015.

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Souvannarath had flown in Chicago on a plane in Nova Scotia when the police received the tip that led to her arrest.

Her co-conspirator James Gamble killed himself when police surrounded his hometown of Halifax Steven Shepherd – a third Accomplice – was also arrested at the airport and sentenced to ten years in prison for being a "cheerleader" of the plot.

The judge brought new letters to court from the present parents and grandparents of Souvannarath.

Souvan Narath and Gamble were both unemployed and living with their parents when they spread the conspiracy.

Their online correspondence shows that the two are the high school killer of Columbi ne highly appreciated.

They shared their shared admiration for mass shootings during their conspiracy to kill as many people as possible at the Halifax Shopping Center Food Court.

News Wire Services

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