Friends and family gathered at the Al Rashid Mosque on Friday for the funeral of Thierno Bah, one of two men killed two weeks ago in a stabbing rampage at a Loblaw warehouse in west Edmonton.
Bah, 41, was a married father of four. He and Fitzroy Harris, 50, were both at work on Feb. 28 when they were fatally stabbed by a man carrying knives. Four other Loblaw employees were stabbed in the attack and are expected to recover.
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Bah’s close friend Tierno Barry says the killings left him feeling helpless and angry.
“We heard again over the news that this guy had some issues back in 2008, 2009…. to have him work among people of course, with hundreds of people, it's just unbelievable to us,” he said.
One of the men who attended Friday’s service saw his friends and coworkers being stabbed by the suspect.
“Tierno collapsed in front of me,” Samea Koroma said. “And I saw the suspect stab the last guy he stabbed, which was one of the supervisors.”
Koroma, who was chased by the suspect, has not returned to work since the attack. He is suffering from headaches and has nightmares of what happened that day.
“Usually when I go to bed, I see this suspect guy and I will scream in my sleep and my wife has to wake me up and say 'Samea - why are you screaming like that?' and I say 'I am seeing this guy.’”
Jayme Pasieka, 29, who faces two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of an offensive weapon in the stabbings.
He is scheduled to appear in court on May 5th.