Nfld. & Labrador

RNC officer testifies Trevor Pardy told police he shot his girlfriend

A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary constable responding to the shooting of Triffie Wadman in 2011 says she saw a woman on the ground when she arrived on the scene, and a man she identified as Trevor Pardy standing over her.
Trevor Pardy stands trial for the 2011 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend Triffie Wadman, 30. (CBC)

A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary constable responding to the 2011 shooting of Triffie Wadman says she saw a woman on the ground when she arrived on the scene and a man, she identified as Trevor Pardy standing over her.

Cst. Krista Miller testified Tuesday, during Pardy's first-degree murder trial.

Miller said when she arrived at Boggy Hall Place in St. John's, she saw a woman on the ground not moving and a man standing up.

She said the woman was wearing flip-flops and one had come off.  

When she went towards the woman, Miller said she noticed a gun in the man's hand. She drew her own weapon and told him to drop his gun, but he didn't, so she went behind her police cruiser until another officer responded.

Miller said the man told her he had shot the woman and had called an ambulance.

She said after 15 to 20 minutes, the man went behind a pickup. Officers were able to move Wadman behind their vehicle, but she had no pulse.

Miller told the court the man was Trevor Pardy, 38, and she described him as upset, panicked and very emotional.

The jury heard a recording of the 911 call that Pardy made that night. He is heard talking to the dispatcher, saying he shot his girlfriend by accident. He threatened to kill himself.

Under cross examination, Miller said she didn't shoot Pardy because he didn't point his gun at her and was not aggressive towards the police.

She said it was the first time she had to draw her gun while on duty.

Other witnesses have testified that Wadman, 30, and Pardy were arguing on the street just before the shooting happened.

Follow our live blog for updates.

With files from Glenn Payette

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