In the Footsteps of a Killer (For The Globe and Mail, 2015)
The first call to 911 was clocked at 7:18 p.m. on a sunny June evening. A stone-faced young man was marching through a Moncton trailer park carrying two long-guns. Over the next hour, much of north Moncton would become a mass-murder scene and the gunman would remain at large. It was only the beginning of nearly 30 hours of sheer terror and tragedy in the resilient little city on the Petitcodiac River.
Months later, as Justin Borque awaited his final sentencing in a Moncton courtroom, I revisited the streets where he perpetrated his crimes.