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Man charged in 2018 Fredericton murders listed people he believed to be demons

FREDERICTON — The trial of the man accused of four murders in Fredericton two years ago has been told Matthew Raymond spent much of the year before the shootings trying to identify demons.

Raymond is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie Lee Wright and police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Aug. 10, 2018.

The defence is continuing today with the cross-examination of RCMP Cpl. Aaron Gallagher, a computer forensics expert.

The jury has been shown screen shots of conversations between Raymond and Rob Lee —the host of a conspiracy theory YouTube channel that includes videos that talk about spotting serpents and demons.

Defence lawyer Nathan Gorham says the conversations show a falling-out between the two after Raymond sent Lee a list of names of people active on the website who Raymond believed to be demons.

Lee told Raymond he would look crazy if he accused people without proof.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 6, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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