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“The reality is that he will be deported at the end of his sentence,” he said. “He will have no appeal, given the amendments in the last few years to the Immigration Act, and he will be moving to a place he has no connections.”
He added Musoni’s family continues to support him despite the charges. Musoni is the only member of his family who failed to obtain Canadian citizenship, Claus noted.
During a brief statement to the court, Musoni apologized to Mesquita’s loved ones, as well as his own family.
Tamara Mesquita, mother of Mesquita’s school-age son, submitted a victim impact that described being “haunted” not knowing what happened to her husband. She described him as a “present, good father” who attended his son’s sports and school functions. “The confusion and pain in his eyes when he asks about his dad is devastating,” she wrote.
Musoni is the third person to be sentenced for Mesquita’s death.
Roger Rurangwa earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced in May to nine years.
Omar Abdirizak Omar was also handed a nine-year prison.
Musoni was sentenced to an additional ten years for a November 2018 kidnapping in Calgary, which will be served at the same time as the manslaughter sentence.
Two other accused — who prosecutor Lawrence Van Dyke characterized as having been more involved in the torture — are scheduled for trial next year.