'I wanted to kill her, I didn't mean it,' Trevor Pardy told RNC negotiator
Police officers who responded after the shooting of Triffie Wadman in St. John's in 2011 were back on the witness stand Wednesday, describing the behavior and eventual arrest of Trevor Pardy, the man charged with her first-degree murder.
Pardy, 38, is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend Wadman, 30, after an argument on Boggy Hill Place.
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Const. Steven Traverse told the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court jury that when he arrived on the street, he saw a man with a gun and a woman on the pavement, motionless, with blood on her shirt.
Traverse described Pardy as upset, yelling, saying police "didn't understand," and refusing to put down the gun.
Sgt. Alexandra Harvey, a certified crisis negotiator who was called to the scene, became the negotiator who dealt with Pardy.
She testified it was her first face-to-face negotiation with a person carrying a firearm and that she had her own gun drawn for awhile, but put it away.
Harvey said Pardy told her he was suicidal. He refused to give up his gun because he said, "It was the only power he had."
She said Pardy was sometimes agitated and crying, at other times calm. She testified that Pardy told her Wadman had assaulted him in the past, but he never went to police and that the two had broken off their relationship.
Harvey said Pardy told officers he had things on his cell phone that would hurt him, a reference to test messages he had sent to a cousin.
"I wanted to kill her, but I didn't mean it," Harvey testified she heard Pardy say.
"He said, 'If I intended to kill her, I would have shot her in the head. It was an accident.'"
Harvey said Pardy told police "his life was over, he was going to jail."
Jurors heard Wednesday that Pardy is a diabetic on three needles a day. Police went to his apartment and got his insulin.
Harvey said officers grabbed Pardy when they handed him a glucose monitor.
Wednesday is day eleven of the trial, which is slated for four weeks.
With files from Glenn Payette