Trial of alleged Fredericton shooter set for 8 weeks this autumn

A Fredericton man accused of fatally shooting four people, including two police officers, in a killing spree last August will stand trial this fall.

Eight weeks have been set aside for the trial of Matthew Raymond, who made his first appearance in Court of Queens Bench Wednesday after earlier proceedings in provincial court.

Raymond is charged with the first-degree murders of Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, and civilians Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.

His trial has been set for Sept. 30.

Justice Fred Ferguson has scheduled a pretrial hearing with the lawyers next week.

He said Raymond won't enter a plea until it can be done before a jury.