N.B. man pleads guilty to uttering death threats against cops

RCMP officers attend the regimental funeral for three fellow officers who were killed last week in...

RCMP officers attend the regimental funeral for three fellow officers who were killed last week in Moncton, N.B., on June 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

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A friend of accused Mountie killer Justin Bourque has pleaded guilty to uttering death threats against police.

Jasper John Stam, 25, of Moncton, N.B., pleaded guilty in court Wednesday morning, Acadie Nouvelle reporter Mathieu Roy-Comeau tweeted from the courtroom.

He will be sentenced Sept. 9.

Stam was arrested for comments made between May 10 and 18.

Police said Stam's case isn't connected to the investigation of a shooting rampage on June 4 that killed three Mounties.

Stam and Bourque are friends on Facebook. On his page, Stam posted a link to an article wishing Bourque "good luck" while Bourque was still being sought by police. In an update June 7, Stam said he "just got fired for being friends with someone," and in comments, called him "one of the most respectable of my friends."

Bourque, 24, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.


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