Common-law spouse of N.S. mass shooter charged with giving him ammunition

The common-law spouse of the man responsible for killing 22 people in April’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia has been charged with providing the gunman with ammunition he used during the rampage. 

Lisa Diane Banfield, 52, of Dartmouth is alleged to have transferred .223 calibre Remington cartridges and .40 calibre Smith & Wesson cartridges between March 17 and April 18, 2020. 

James Blair Banfield, 64, of Sackville, and Brian Brewster, 60, of Sackville, are also facing the same charge. RCMP would not comment on the relationship between Lisa Banfield and the two men.

In a release, the force said the three had “no prior knowledge of the gunman’s actions on April 18 and 19.” 

That weekend, Gabriel Wortman killed 22 neighbours, acquaintances and strangers in several communities in rural Nova Scotia.

He torched his own cottage and garage, and three other homes over a 13-hour period before being shot dead by police at a gas station in Enfield, N.S. after a lengthy search.

RCMP said the ammunition was purchased in Nova Scotia. 

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