Man accused of killing three Mounties to appear in court
MONCTON, N.B. - A young man charged with fatally shooting three RCMP officers and wounding two others in Moncton, N.B., last month will return to court July 31 after undergoing a psychiatric assessment.
Justin Bourque is facing three first-degree murder charges and two counts of attempted murder.
He has not entered pleas on the charges.
Bourque made a brief appearance today in Moncton provincial court.
Constables Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche were gunned down after responding to a report of a man with firearms in a residential neighbourhood on June 4.
Two other RCMP officers - constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen - were wounded and later released from hospital.
The shootings and ensuing manhunt brought the city to a standstill until an arrest was made about 30 hours later. -CP-