Man charged with seven attempted murders in New Brunswick

A man charged of 7 attempted murders in New Brunswick

These charges come on the heels of a series of incidents that involved three adults and four children on Monday in Kent County.

This man now faces 37 counts of indictment.

A New Brunswick man faces 37 counts in connection with a series of incidents that occurred last Monday in Upper Rexton, Kent Region.

Already charged with attempted murder On a first appearance in Moncton on Tuesday, he is now charged with attempted murders of seven people, including four children.

The 59-year-old man, a member of Elsipogtog First Nation, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on Friday. Thirty additional charges have been brought against him.

He has not been released and is due back in court on August 4.

The incidents happened in Upper Rexton, County Kent, in the early evening of July 18. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is still looking for witnesses who may have seen what happened that day, between 8:45 p.m. and 10 p.m., at the intersection of Route 116 and of Big Cove Road.

New Brunswick RCMP reported earlier this week that the individual attacked a 34-year-old woman who was a passenger in the van he was driving.

The woman managed to get out of the van and attempted to escape the suspect by getting into a utility vehicle sport (SUV) passing by. This vehicle was carrying four children between the ages of 3 and 12.

The suspect then allegedly attacked the family who were riding in this other vehicle by hitting it with his van, then approaching it with a chainsaw.

It's the driver of the SUV who allegedly overpowered the suspect.

Three adults and four children were treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries , according to police.

The man now faces the following charges:

  • seven counts of attempted murder ;
  • seven counts of assault with a weapon (vehicle);
  • seven counts of assault with a weapon (chainsaw);< /li>
  • seven counts of assault causing bodily harm;
  • seven counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm;
  • one count of forcible confinement;
  • one count of resistance to arrest.

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