Justin Bourque Sentenced: 5 Facts You Need to Know

Justin Bourque

Justin Bourque has been sentenced to five concurrent life sentences for the killing of two Canadian police in Moncton in June 2014, reports CTV News.

Here’s what we know so far:


1. Prosecutors Wanted Bourque to be Sent Away for 50 Years

Bourque pictured on his Facebook page.

Bourque pictured on his Facebook page.

According to CTV News, prosecutors had been looking for more than 50 years from a judge in New Brunswick.

The crazed gunman will have no chance of parole for 75 years when Bourque will 99. According to CBC, at sentencing, Chief Justice David Smith called Bourque’s actions, “One of the most horrific crimes in the history of Canada.”

Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc was present for the sentencing.


2. He Killed 3 Cops

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Justin Bourque’s Facebook profile pic. (Facebook)

On June 5, 2014, Bourque, clad in Rambo-style garb, went on a shooting rampage in Moncton, New Brunswick, shooting five Canadian police officers, killing three. Officials identified the three officers killed as 32-year-old Dave Ross, 45-year-old Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and 40-year-old Douglas James Larche.


3. Bourque Told a Friend Before the Shootings That He Wanted to ‘Go Out With a Bang’

Justin Bourque, Moncton rampage suspect, Moncton New Brunswick cop killer

(Twitter/@PatHemsworth)

Caitlin Isaac, who used to work with Bourque at a local Walmart, told Business Insider that Bourque told her he wanted to “go out with a bang and take people with him.”

According to Isaac, Bourque, who was fired from the job for “attitude-related” reasons, also said he wanted to “give people something to remember him for.”


4. Bourque’s Facebook Page Was a Treasure Trove of Possible Motives

On his Facebook page, Bourque frequently posted status updates about his pro-gun views and opinions about illuminati conspiracies. Just prior to the rampage, Bourque posted the lyrics to the Megadeath song “Hook in Mouth.”


5. A Shocking Video Captured Bourque’s Horrific Rampage

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Moncton residents looked on in horror as the rampage unfolded, and one family posted a graphic video on Facebook of the family witnessing one of the shootings while looking out their window. You can watch the video below.