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The 20-year-old charged in the fatal truck attack of a Muslim family in London, Ont., appeared in court via video link from the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre on Thursday morning and asked to apply for legal aid. Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London was charged Monday, a day after the attack, with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Salman Afzaal, 46, his wife Madiha Salman, 44, their daughter Yumna Afzaal, 15, and Salman’s mother, Talat Afzaal, 74, were killed. The youngest member of the family, nine-year-old Fayez, survived and remains in hospital. A funeral has been planned for Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, the family of five was out for an evening walk in northwest London when a black truck left the road and drove into the family as they were waiting to cross the street at a red light. It marked the first mass killing in the city’s history, in a case that has caused fear in the Muslim community. Police say the family was targeted because of their Muslim faith, and they’re in touch with RCMP and prosecutors about the possibility of filing terrorism charges against Veltman. In court Monday, nothing was mentioned about any other possible charges.

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