Man accused of Fredericton murder spree says he wants different lawyer

A Fredericton man accused of murdering two police officers and two civilians in an August shooting spree has told a judge that he wants a new lawyer.

Matthew Raymond said he feels he has not been defended by his lawyer and wants a new one appointed.

The court was to have heard the Crown's application today for a psychological assessment, but that's on hold until Raymond's lawyer issue is settled.

During two previous court appearances, Raymond told the court that he had tried to fire lawyer Nathan Gorham at least five times.

Gorham told the court that he's been concerned that instructions from Raymond were not those of a fit mind.

Judge Julian Dickson will decide Wednesday if he'll appoint a new defence lawyer.