Potential jurors line up as trial nears
Fredericton — Jury selection will continue Tuesday in the hearing to determine if Matthew raymond — accused of killing four people in a shooting spree in Fredericton in august 2018 — is fit to stand trial.
Justice Fred Ferguson of the New brunswick court of Queen’s bench ruled earlier this month that the threshold to question fitness of the accused had been met.
Fitness means an accused understands the charges against them and can instruct a lawyer on how they wish to be defended.
Jury selection for the hearing began in a hockey arena because of the large number of potential jurors.
Hundreds lined up outside the venue, waiting to pass through security and be registered.
a makeshift courtroom was set up in the rink, with a desk and chair for the judge on a raised platform at what would normally be centre ice.