The defence for Matthew Vincent Raymond, accused of killing two cops and two civilians in Fredericton, was granted till Oct. 22 by Decide Julian Dickson to assessment the disclosure. 

Raymond, who has a near-white beard, appeared in provincial courtroom Monday after which remanded in custody. 

It marked the 48-year-old’s second look since his arrest Aug. 10, the day of the shootings at an residence complicated. He’s charged with 4 counts of first-degree homicide within the deaths of:

  • Fredericton constables Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43.
  • Donnie Robichaud, 42, and Bobbie Lee Wright, 32.

Police have stated all 4 had been hit by bullets from a protracted gun fired from the third storey of an residence constructing on Brookside Drive on town’s north facet.

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Defence lawyer Nathan Gorham instructed throughout Raymond’s first look on Aug. 24 that it was unlikely his consumer would enter a plea at Monday’s listening to, which targeted on disclosure and the subsequent steps within the courtroom course of.

On the time, Gorham stated he did not anticipate to obtain “a lot of a disclosure” throughout this courtroom look, as Crown prosecutor Darlene Blunston requested returning to courtroom in early October so she might put together the “giant” disclosure of proof.

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Greater than 50 folks, together with the households of Robichaud and Wright, had been at the primary courtroom look.

Gorham, who practises in Saint John and Toronto, was appointed by the federal government. 

“I’ll actually help my consumer and I’ll assist him get hold of what the legislation gives for him,” he stated earlier. “On the similar time, nonetheless, I can really feel a way of unhappiness and a way of tragedy right here.” 

Officers responded to gunfire

Victims of the Aug. 10 capturing, left to proper: Const. Robb Costello, 45, Const. Sara Burns, 43, Donald Adam Robichaud, 42; Bobbie Lee Wright, 32.

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Final month, Fredericton police responded to reviews of gunfire on the residence complicated at 7:10 a.m. native time.

Costello and Burns, the primary officers to reach at 237 Brookside Dr., Constructing C, had been shot and killed making an attempt to assist two civilians later recognized as Robichaud and Wright.

Raymond was arrested on the scene and brought to hospital with critical accidents after being shot within the stomach by police, a courtroom doc revealed.

Following his launch from hospital, Raymond was ​transferred to an undisclosed provincial jail.


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