Fredericton shooter sent for psychiatric treatment

Fredericton shooting suspect, Matthew Raymond makes 1st court appearance on August 27, 2018 (CTV News photo)

The case of a Fredericton man charged with four counts of first-degree murder will return to court on December 4th, after a jury found the accused currently unfit to stand trial.

Matthew Raymond is accused of shooting Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello and civilians Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright outside an apartment complex in August of last year.

Fitness means an accused understands the charges against him, the consequences of the case against him and is capable of instructing a lawyer.

Raymond will be sent for a 60-day treatment period where he will be given anti-psychotic medications to deal with his current condition.

The lawyers and Court of Queen's Bench Judge Fred Ferguson have stressed that Raymond will eventually stand trial on the charges once he is deemed fit, and a new jury will have to be selected for that trial.