Convicted killer Valery Fabrikant denied second parka
Former Concordia University professor is serving a life sentence for killing four colleagues in 1992
A former Montreal professor who gunned down four academics at his university has lost his court bid to force prison authorities to give him a second winter parka.
The Federal Court ruled Valery Fabrikant provided no evidence that he had acquired rights or legitimate expectations to a second parka.
The 72-year-old is serving a life sentence for murder at Quebec's Archambault Institution, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.
He argued he needs the extra clothing because of his age.
Fabrikant said he had a heart condition that makes him feel the cold more than other inmates, but the court said he provided no medical evidence to support his claim.
Fabrikant was an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Concordia University and was known for his disruptive behaviour against students and staff.
He shot and killed four academics and wounded a secretary in August 1992 after accusing the university of stealing his intellectual property.
With files from CBC News
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