POLITICS

Crown opposes public release of exhibits in Justin Bourque RCMP murder case

11/03/2014 11:34 EST | Updated 01/03/2015 05:59 EST
MONCTON, N.B. - The Crown in New Brunswick is opposing the release of exhibits that were entered as evidence at the sentencing hearing for Justin Bourque.

The clerk of the Court of Queen's Bench has given notice that the Crown will make arguments on Nov. 17 in Moncton in an effort to prevent the exhibits from being made public.

The exhibits include an interview Bourque gave to police after his arrest that was played in court during last week's sentencing.

During that interview, Bourque told the RCMP he shot three Mounties dead and wounded two others because he was attempting to start a rebellion against a government that he believed was oppressive and corrupt.

The 24-year-old was sentenced Friday to a mandatory life sentence with no eligibility for parole for 75 years after pleading guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.