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Travis Baumgartner Will Not Face Jury In HUB Mall Shooting Trial

08/21/2013 11:03 EDT | Updated 10/21/2013 05:12 EDT
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Travis Baumgartner is taken out of a van by Canadian Border Services officers at the Aldergrove, British Columbia border crossing, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Baumgartner was stopped by customs at the United States border as he tried to enter the U.S. Baumgartner is wanted in a deadly armored car heist at a university in western Canada that left three armed guards dead, Friday. (AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)
EDMONTON - The upcoming murder trial of an Edmonton armoured car guard accused of gunning down his crewmates will no longer by heard by a jury.

Travis Baumgartner is to have a trial instead before a judge alone when the case starts on Sept. 9.

A justice spokeswoman says Baumgartner's lawyer requested the change and the Crown agreed to it.

The G4S guards were working a night shift and reloading ATM machines at the University of Alberta when they were shot last summer.

Three died at the scene but a fourth survived.

Baumgartner was arrested the next day at the U.S. border with $334,000 in a backpack.

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