Case involving pair accused of plotting attack at Halifax mall in court

HALIFAX — The case involving two people accused of plotting to open fire at a Halifax shopping mall is due in court today.

Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath, 23, of Geneva, Ill., and Randall Steven Shepherd, 20, of Halifax are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Crown information submitted to the provincial court says they also face charges of conspiracy to commit arson, illegal possession of weapons for a purpose dangerous to the public and making a threat through social media.

Crown lawyer Shauna MacDonald has said the Crown will oppose bail if an application is made.

The Crown information alleges the offences took place between Jan. 6 and Valentine’s Day and were carried out in concert with James Lee Gamble, a 19-year-old man found dead in his Halifax home.

The RCMP allege the accused were planning an attack on the Halifax Shopping Centre.

None of the allegations made by police or other officials about the case has been proven in court.

The Canadian Press

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