Hearing Today for NB Man Found Not Criminally Responsible for Killing 4 People

December 17, 2020 Updated: December 17, 2020

FREDERICTON—A disposition hearing will be held in Fredericton today to determine what happens to Matthew Raymond after a jury in November found him not criminally responsible for killing four people.

Raymond shot and killed Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright, as well as Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello in 2018.

His defence argued he had a mental illness and believed he was defending himself from demons.

Raymond is currently detained at the Restigouche Hospital Centre in Campbellton.

According to the Criminal Code, a disposition hearing can result in an accused being detained at a hospital, discharged with conditions, or discharged absolutely.

Today’s hearing will include impact statements from some family members of the victims.