Edmonton shooting suspect’s next court appearance set for August

EDMONTON — The Canadian Press

Edmonton Police Service photograph shows Travis Brandon Baumgartner in this image released on June 15, 2012. (Handout/Edmonton Police Service)

An Alberta man accused in the shooting deaths of three fellow armoured-car guards is next to appear in court Aug. 16.

Neither Travis Baumgartner nor his lawyer appeared when his case came up briefly in an Edmonton court today.

Mr. Baumgartner, who is 21, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and robbery with a firearm.

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Police say he was one of five armed guards loading a bank machine at the University of Alberta on June 15 when shots rang out.

Brian Ilesic, Eddie Rejano and Michelle Shegelski died at the scene.

Another guard, Matthew Schuman, is recovering in hospital from bullet wounds to the head.

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