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Accused in University of Waterloo stabbing expected to make in-person court appearance next week


The man charged in a stabbing attack at the University of Waterloo made another brief court appearance Friday morning.

Geovanny Villalba-Aleman, 24, has made several brief appearances via video call over the past month.

His case has been put over until Friday Aug. 18, when he’s expected to attend court in-person for the first time since his initial appearance following the attack.

Villalba-Aleman, an international student who had recently graduated from the University of Waterloo, is facing multiple charges in connection to a triple stabbing during a gender studies class on Wednesday, June 28.

Police say he planned and targeted the course and the alleged hate-motivated attack related to gender expression and gender identity.

Witnesses told CTV News the attacker walked into the classroom, asked the professor a question, then pulled two knives out a backpack.

Three people were stabbed, including the 38-year-old professor and two students, aged 20 and 19.

Police say all victims sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. All were taken to hospital, the two students were treated and released the same day.

Villalba-Aleman faces three counts of aggravated assault, four counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He's also been charged of mischief under $5,000, which police told CTV News is in relation to a ripped Pride flag. Top Stories

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