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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Former Soldier Will Not Be Tried In Machete Attack

There will be no trial in the aftermath of a violent attack January 20th at Eastern College on Prospect Street in Fredericton. 

A judge has ruled a former soldier, accused of attacking a classmate and an instructor in a criminology class with a machete is unfit to stand trial. 

The decision is based on the findings of a mental health evaluation at Restigouche for 31 year old Luke Thomas Walter Powers. It determined he was not criminally responsible for his actions. 

Powers has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.