POLITICS

Man charged in deaths of 3 armoured car co-workers to appear today in court

07/05/2012 04:43 EDT | Updated 09/03/2012 05:12 EDT
EDMONTON - A man charged in the deaths of three of his armoured car company co-workers and the wounding of a fourth is scheduled to appear in an Edmonton court today.

Travis Baumgartner is accused of first-degree and attempted murder in the shooting deaths of the guards at the University of Alberta.

The guards, who worked for G4S Canada, were shot as they were restocking a bank machine at the university on June 15.

Baumgartner, who is 21, was arrested a day after the heist as he tried to cross the Canada-U.S. border with $334,000 in a backpack.

About 500 people attended a private memorial in Edmonton on June 24 for all three victims — Michelle Shegelski, 26, Eddie Rejano, 39, and Brian Ilesic, 35.

The wounded guard, 25-year-old Matthew Schuman, was shot in the head and continues to recovers in hospital.