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Canada suspect in armored car shootings in court
Thursday - 6/21/2012, 1:11pm EDT
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The suspect in an armored car heist at a Canadian university that left three armed guards dead was charted Thursday with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Travis Baumgartner, who was not required to enter a plea, showed no expression in court. He also faces four counts of robbery using a firearm. The next hearing was scheduled for July 5.
Baumgartner, 21, is accused of shooting four colleagues in a G4S Cash Solutions crew that was re-loading bank machines at a University of Alberta mall last week. Baumgartner was the fifth member of the crew at the time, police said.
Dead at the scene were Michelle Shegelski, 26; Eddie Rejano, 39; and Brian Ilesic, 35. The fourth guard is in critical condition.
The armored truck was found abandoned but running not far from the security company's offices.
The court ordered Baumgartner not to contact a number of people, including employees of the security company he worked for.
Police had launched an international manhunt to find Baumgartner, who was stopped Saturday near a border crossing in Lynden, Washington, southwest of Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was carrying $330,000 in cash and no passport when he was arrested by U.S. border officials.
G4S Cash Solutions spokeswoman Robin Steinberg said the company would conduct its own investigation into the shooting. Baumgartner had only been on the job for three months.
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