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Parole Wait Being Reduced For Justin Bourque

By News Jan 6, 2023 | 6:25 AM

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling in May 2022 means a convicted Mountie killer will now be eligible for parole in 25 years rather than his original 75 years.

Justin Bourque was 24-years-old when he shot and killed three Mounties and injured two other officers in Moncton on June 4, 2014.

The fallen RCMP officers were Constable Dave Ross, 32, of Victoriaville, Quebec; Constable Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, of Boulogne-Billancourt, France; and Constable Douglas James Larche, 40, of Saint John.

The two surviving officers were Constable Éric Stéphane J. Dubois and Constable Marie Darlene Goguen.

In February, a lawyer representing Bourque will appear before the New Brunswick Court of Appeal as a formality to ask for the reduction to age 49 instead of age 99.

Canada’s top court ruled last spring that excessively long non-parole periods were unconstitutional.

The ruling took effect immediately and was retroactive to 2011.


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