Alleged shooter at Quebec City mosque to stand trial in March 2018

The trial for Alexandre Bissonnette, the man alleged to have gunned down six people in a Quebec City mosque last January, has been set for March 26, 2018.

Crown to present 111 witnesses in Alexandre Bissonnette murder trial

Alexandre Bissonnette arrives at the Quebec City courthouse on Oct. 27. (Radio-Canada)

The trial for the man alleged to have gunned down six people in a Quebec City mosque last January has been set for next March.

Alexandre Bissonette faces six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder while using a restricted firearm.

The six men, between the ages of 39 and 60, were killed when a gunman stormed the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre last Jan. 29 and opened fire as they were attending prayer.

One of the attempted murder charges involves the 35 victims, including four children, who were in close proximity when the alleged attack occurred.

The trial is slated to get underway on March 26, 2018 and last about two months. 

Crown prosecutor Thomas Jacques said he will present 111 witnesses, but some of those testimonies could be entered in a written statement.  

Bissonnette, 27, appeared in court today for the case management hearing, where both parties discuss the elements that will be presented during the trial.

The accused smiled at the judge when Justice Raymond W. Pronovost thanked him for being present. 

With files from Catou Mackinnon