Man charged in 2018 Fredericton murders listed people he believed to be demons

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The trial of the man accused of four murders in Fredericton two years ago has been told he spent much of the year before the shootings trying to identify demons.

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

The defence is continuing today with the cross-examination of RCMP Cpl. Aaron Gallagher, a computer forensics expert.

The jury has been shown screen shots of conversations between the defendant and Rob Lee, the host of a conspiracy theory YouTube channel that includes videos that talk about spotting serpents and demons.

Defence lawyer Nathan Gorham says the conversations show a falling-out between the two after the suspect sent Lee a list of names of people active on the website who he believed to be demons.

Lee told the shooter he would look crazy if he accused people without proof.

(This article has been edited by Bell Media staff to remove the name of the defendant)