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Via terror verdict: Guilty on eight of nine charges

Two terrorists - one a Montreal scientist and one a Toronto trucking employee - were found guilty Friday of plotting to murder innocent people.

In a packed courtroom, a jury returned its verdict, convicting the two of all counts - except one - after 10 days of deliberations against Chiheb Esseghaier, 32, a Tunisian-born PhD student studying in Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 37, a Toronto trucking company employee and part-time school bus driver.

Once Jaser heard the verdict finding him guilty of the murder conspiracy and the other counts, he looked at the ceiling, exhaled deeply, then rested his face on his hand and nodded slightly a few times.

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