Court Room (GNB)

The Crown will not appeal the decision in the trial of Matthew Raymond. Raymond admitted to the shooting deaths of two Fredericton residents and two Fredericton police officers in August of 2018. But he claimed he was not criminally responsible at the time of the shooting rampage in the parking lot of his apartment complex on the north side of the capital city.

After a lengthy trial – a jury agreed with the evidence presented by the Defence and found Raymond not criminally responsible. The Director of Public Prosecutions for the province – Pierre Roussel – says after a thorough review of the matter – the conclusion is there is “no reasonable prospect of success on appeal.”

Roussel says the verdict does not result in the release of Raymond. He says Raymond is now under the jurisdiction of the New Brunswick Review Board and “will be detained indefinitely.”