Accused Mountie killer to undergo psych assessment

An RCMP officer is shown support and offered condolences by a postal worker passing by a home,...

An RCMP officer is shown support and offered condolences by a postal worker passing by a home, which according to local media was where Justin Bourque resided, in a trailer park in Moncton, New Brunswick June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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, Last Updated: 2:08 PM ET

A man accused of killing three Mounties and injuring two others in a shooting rampage last month has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

Justin Bourque, 24, was arrested just after midnight on June 6 in Moncton, N.B., after the five RCMP officers were shot on the evening of June 4. He faces three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Constables David Ross, 32, Fabrice Gevaudan, 45, and Doug Larche, 40, were shot and killed after responding to a call about a man with a gun. Constables Darlene Gouguen and Eric Dubois were injured.

A CTV reporter in court Thursday tweeted Bourque's father urged lawyers to ask for a psychiatric assessment.

Bourque will return to court July 31.

 


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