The Canadian Press
Revealed Friday, November 20, 2020 9:35AM EST
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FREDERICTON – The jury within the trial of Matthew Raymond has discovered him not criminally accountable resulting from a psychological dysfunction for the 2018 killings of 4 folks in Fredericton.
The 11-member jury reached its verdict after three days of deliberation.
Relations of the victims hugged one another and sobbed after the decision was introduced.
Raymond bowed his head and wiped away tears however mentioned nothing.
The defence admitted Raymond shot the victims, nevertheless it argued a psychological dysfunction rendered him incapable of understanding the character of his actions.
Crown prosecutors acknowledged Raymond had a psychological sickness however mentioned the delusions he skilled didn’t stop him from realizing his actions had been fallacious.
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This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov, 20, 2020.