Woman's chilling 911 call played at double-murder trial
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Family members wept as a recording of a frantic 911 emergency call was played Tuesday morning during the second day of double-murder trial in Peace River, Alta.
"He's got a gun," she said.
The operator asked: "Who's the person with the gun? What's his name?"
Perry answered: "My ex-husband. Edward Chomiak."
"Has he shot anyone else?"
"Like me," Perry replied."I'm covered in blood. He's coming. Coming back."
Perry, 45, and her daughter, Jerica Bouchard, 20, were shot to death that day at Perry's mobile home near Falher, Alta., about 430 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
The recording of the call from Dec. 15, 2010, was played in a Peace River courtroom at the trial of Edward Chomiak, 55, who is charged with killing both women. His first-degree murder trial in Alberta Court of Queen's Bench began Monday before Justice Mary Moreau.
In the courtroom, Perry's sister covered her ears as she listened to the recording. Other family members quietly sobbed and wiped tears from their eyes.
"Did he shoot your daughter as well?" the 911 operator asked Perry.
"OK, so you both have been shot?"
"He's breaking in for God's sakes."
The operator asked repeatedly if Perry could still hear her.
"Help! Help!" Perry could finally be heard saying after minutes of silence. "Oh God, oh God, oh God."
A minute later there is the sound of a single gunshot on the line.
When police arrived, they found Perry dead inside the ensuite bathroom. A cellphone was lying on the floor.
Jerica Bouchard was also found dead. She was still sitting up, leaning against the kitchen cabinets, her head tilted to the side.
An autopsy report revealed Perry was shot up to 15 times. Bouchard was shot five times. The fatal wound was to her head.
With files from the CBC's Janice Johnston