October 21st, 2020

Testimony at Fredericton murder trial on hold while lawyers discuss SCOC decision

By The Canadian Press on October 8, 2020.

FREDERICTON – Testimony at the Matthew Raymond murder trial in Fredericton is on hold until Friday morning.

Justice Larry Landry of the Court of Queen’s Bench told the jury today that a Supreme Court of Canada decision rendered Wednesday could have an implication on the trial.

He said it needed to be discussed by the lawyers.

Raymond is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie Lee Wright and Fredericton police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Aug. 10, 2018.

The defence has acknowledged Raymond killed the victims but says he should be found not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.

An RCMP computer expert has been on the witness stand for two days testifying about pictures, videos and notes found on Raymond’s computer.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2020.

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