Swastika carving of Cornwall cars will go to trial in 2020

In this provided photo, a swastika is carved into the hood of a car on York Street in Cornwall, Ont. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The man accused of doing it, Christopher Marshall, is scheduled for trial in October 2020. (Supplied via Newswatch Group, File)

CORNWALL – Trial dates have been set for the case of a Cornwall man accused of carving swastikas into numerous vehicles in the city this spring.

Christopher Marshall, 37, is facing 22 counts of mischief after vehicles were vandalized in April and May this year along Pitt Street, Fourth Street West, York Street and Augustus Street.

There were 11 separate reports of vandalism when police were first investigating the case in May 2019.

The court has set aside two days in October 2020 for the trial.

A mischief conviction carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, depending on how the Crown intends to prosecute the case.

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