U of A armoured guard ambush goes to trial next fall
Trial of Travis Baumgartner scheduled for three weeks in September 2013
The man charged in the June robbery on the University of Alberta campus that left three armed guards dead and one wounded will go to trial next September.
Travis Baumgartner, 21, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting at the HUB Mall on campus.
He was one of five G4S security guards who were making a cash delivery to an ATM at the mall on June 15.
The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 9 and is expected to last three weeks.
Baumgartner appeared briefly in court Friday morning wearing blue prison coveralls and handcuffs.
He kept his head down, closing his eyes on occasion and giving a slight shake of his head as he was led back into cells.
There will be no preliminary hearing in the case as the Crown has opted to proceed by direct indictment.
Guards Michelle Shegelski, Brian Ilesic, and Eddie Rejano died in the shooting while Matthew Schuman was seriously injured and is now recovering.