The Bandura case: A timeline
The following is a timeline of the events before and after the attack by John Bandura on Bishop David Monroe at the rectory of the Sacred Heard Cathedral, based on information in an agreed statement of facts.
Oct. 22, 2010:
• 5:30 p.m. — Bandura checks in at the RIH emergency room, alongside his aunt and girlfriend.
• 7:30 p.m. — Bandura's aunt and girlfriend leave RIH. He has still not been moved from the ER to the psychiatric ward.
• 8:51 p.m. — A hospital employee sees Bandura punch and break a window in a locked exit. Bandura then crawls through the window and leaves — cutting his hands in the process — despite having been at the hospital voluntarily.
• 9:08 p.m. — Kamloops RCMP arrive at RIH to investigate the broken window.
• 9:20 p.m. — Bandura, covered in blood, shows up at the Kamloops Christian Hostel and asks to use the phone. He is told he can't because the number he wants to call is long distance. A hostel employee gives Bandura latex gloves because his hands are bleeding so heavily.
• 9:30 p.m. — Bandura shows up at Sacred Heart Cathedral and asks to speak to a priest. He is directed to the rectory. Monroe answers the door and Bandura begins to attack him. Monroe calls for help and a priest rushing to his aid slips and falls down a flight of stairs, dislocating his shoulder. The priest runs outside and alerts another priest, who was walking back to the rectory. The other priest runs into the rectory and sees Bandura, covered in blood, attempting to use the phone while Monroe lies on the ground in a pool of blood.
• 9:43 p.m. — A 911 call is made by a priest at the rectory alerting police to the attack. Bandura has since fled the scene.
• 9:48 p.m. — Police arrive at the rectory.
•10:15 p.m. — Police at RIH determine Bandura is the man who had earlier broken the hospital window.
Oct. 23, 2010…
• Midnight — An officer making patrols in downtown Kamloops is approached by a man near Riverside Park who says he saw another man, wearing a black sleeveless T-shirt, jump into the river and swim toward G&M Trailer Park. Initially, the officer doesn't believe the description matches that of the suspect.
• 12:40 a.m. — Reports over the police radio identify the suspect as Bandura and indicate he was known to "cleanse himself" in the river. Further investigation finds Bandura's father lives in G&M Trailer Park.
• 1 a.m. — Officers attend G&M Trailer Park and find Bandura hiding in a shed on his father's property.
• 1:03 a.m. — Bandura is read his Charter rights and taken into custody.
• 1:13 a.m. — Bandura is transported to the Kamloops RCMP's Battle Street detachment. He is found to be wearing a black sleeveless T-shirt underneath a number of other shirts and jackets.
• 1:35 a.m. — Bandura admits to police, without questioning, that he had been at RIH earlier in the day and had "freaked out" and broke windows before leaving. He also says he went to the church and "pushed the minister."
• 2:24 a.m. — Police take Bandura to RIH for treatment to his injuries. He receives several stitches on his hands.
• 3:11 a.m. — Kamloops RCMP's forensic-identification section arrives at the rectory, observing a large amount of blood in the living room and kitchen areas of the residence, covering walls, cabinets, furniture and floors. Also on the floor are black-sole shoe marks and bloody shoe prints. A broken pyrex cookware dish is found on the ground, as is a detached microwave-oven door covered in blood and hair. Police also find two blood-soaked latex gloves on the floor.
• 5:34 a.m. — Bandura is returned to the Kamloops RCMP detachment.
• 1:08 p.m. — Bandura is interviewed by a member of the Kamloops RCMP's serious-crimes section and admits to assaulting Monroe.