Charges increased for Eaton Centre shooting suspect
Christopher Husbands, the suspect in the Eaton Centre shooting is shown in a court sketch on Monday, June 4, 2012.
The suspect in the Toronto Eaton Centre shooting, 23-year-old Christopher Husbands, had his charges increased Wednesday, two days after a second victim died from gunshot wounds Monday evening.
Husbands appeared in court at Old City Hall Wednesday shortly after 2:30 p.m., to face amended charges including two counts of first degree murder, five counts of attempted murder and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
He appeared wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, grey windbreaker and jeans and spoke softly, keeping his face hidden from the court.
Husbands was previously charged with one count of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder.
Nixon Nirmalendran, 22, died Monday evening in hospital nearly two weeks after being injured in the June 2 shooting.
Nirmalendran was one of seven people injured in the attack, which took place in the mall food court shortly after 6 p.m.
Ahmed Hassan, 24, was also killed in the shooting. Police believe Hassan was the target of the attack.
Police are asking anyone with images or video from the shooting to give them to police to aid in their investigation.
Husbands will remain in custody until August 15 where he will appear again through a video link.
With files from CTV Toronto's Austin Delaney