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He is serving time for three murders committed during a 2014 shooting in Moncton.

Justin Bourque accused of assaulting an inmate

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Atlantic Institution, a federal penitentiary located in Renous, New Brunswick, on April 20, 2022.

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The murderer Justin Bourque, who killed three police officers in Moncton in 2014, is accused of attacking an inmate with a homemade knife at the Renous penitentiary.

Justin Christien Bourque, elderly aged 34, faces two counts: aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He is co-accused with another inmate named Christian Clyke.

The facts behind them alleged to have occurred on May 3, 2022 at Atlantic Institution, a federal penitentiary located in Renous, New Brunswick.

They then allegedly attacked another detainee using a homemade knife.

Thursday afternoon, in Miramichi Provincial Court, Justin Bourque appeared by videoconference from the penitentiary. He was freshly shaved, had rather short hair and wore glasses. He was dressed in a black t-shirt.

The lawyer representing him requested an adjournment so that his client could apply for legal aid. The next appearance in this case will take place on December 14 by video conference in Miramichi.

The judge then asked the Crown about bail of the accused. She did it for form, since he is serving a sentence for premeditated triple murder.

Justin Bourque then spoke. I’m still 17 or 16, he said. He was referring to the time he will spend behind bars before he can apply for parole.

On June 4, 2014, Justin Bourque shot and killed the police Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and injured two others in a residential area of ​​Moncton.

The manhunt to find the shooter — which mobilized a very large number of police officers — paralyzed and kept the community in suspense for around thirty hours. He was finally arrested in a wooded area.

Justin Bourque pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole before 75 years, a 25-year ineligibility period for each murder. He is serving this sentence at the Atlantic Institution in Renous.

In 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada declared consecutive sentences unconstitutional. Justin Bourque subsequently successfully appealed his sentence to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

His sentence was reduced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 25 years. He will therefore be able to submit his first request for release in 2039 – which does not, however, guarantee that he will be able to leave the penitentiary. He will then be 49 years old.

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