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04/16/2015 16:59 EDT | Updated 06/16/2015 01:12 EDT

No parole for 30 years for man who shot 2 dead in crowded downtown mall

TORONTO - A man who gunned down two people in a crowded downtown Toronto food court will have to serve at least 30 years behind bars.The judge set the parole ineligibility for Christopher Husbands in sentencing him to life in prison today.Husbands, 26, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder for the shooting at the landmark Eaton Centre in June 2012.The convictions carry an automatic life sentence with no parole for at least 10 years. However, the judge decided he would have to serve 15 years without parole on each count.He rejected a challenge that making the periods of parole ineligibility consecutive would be unconstitutional.Husbands was also convicted of five counts of aggravated assault, one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and one count of recklessly discharging a firearm.