The man who was “out to murder a little white girl” pleaded guilty on Jan. 13 to two counts of attempted murder and one count of breach of probation.
In an agreed statement of facts, Alexander Stavropoulos, 25, stabbed a 35-year-old woman multiple times and injured her baby in the parking lot of Michael's on June 3, 2019. At the time, he was under an order not to be in possession of knives outside of his home.
Assistant Crown attorney Leonard Kim said the attack was random, but it was focused on Stavropoulos' attempt to kill a young white girl.
Stavropoulos told police in a recorded interview he was sexually frustrated and angry with “white women” because they wouldn't have sex with him. He labelled himself as “incel,” or involuntarily celibate.
He said he took some inspiration from an April 2018 incident in Toronto when a man named Alek Minassian drove a rented van in a crowd of pedestrians, killing 10 people as a result. Minassian claimed he, too, was an incel, referring to an online community of men who are united by their inability to find female companionship.
Stavropoulos told police that he likes “white women,” but was angry with them because they “won't f--k me.” He wanted to “get laid,” but couldn't, and it made him “want to kill, for some reason. I just don't know why.”
Stavropoulos told police he had been waiting for the “right opportunity,” and when he saw the victim with her two young daughters, “something clicked” in his head.
“I told myself, 'Don't be a pussy,'” he told police.
He approached her from behind as she was buckling her three-year-old daughter into her car seat. He said he just started stabbing her. He said he was surprised by how hard she fought back.
He then turned his attention to the baby. The baby was his real target, he told police, but in order to get to the baby, he first had to take out the mother.
As a result, on June 3, he said he was “out to murder a little white girl,” and that he wanted it to be a child.
Stavropoulos told officers he made several attempts to stab the baby, but wasn't sure if he had managed to do so.
“I tried to stab the child, I'm not denying that,” he told police.
He told police that during the stabbing, he wasn't “psychotic” or experiencing any kind of “psychosis,” nor did he feel remorse for his actions. If given the chance again, he said he wasn't sure if he would or wouldn't do it again.
The Crown is seeking a Dangerous Offender registry ruling against Stavropoulos. He will return to video remand court on Jan. 23.