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Man admits in court to killing girlfriend in Alberta and attacking cop

August 15, 2012 - 6:11 PM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - An Edmonton man on trial in Kamloops, B.C., for slashing an undercover police officer has admitted in court to that crime and two others, including killing his ex-girlfriend in Alberta.

During testimony in his own defence in the cop-assault trial, 25-year-old Mark Lindsay said he killed 31-year-old Dana Turner last year because he feared for his life.

He also admitted to attacking the police officer, even though he pleaded not guilty to the charge the day before.

Lindsay told the court he feared for his life when he slashed the officer in Barriere, B.C., last September and later when he used a pencil to stab a fellow inmate in the eye during a game of Scrabble in a Kamloops jail.

In all cases, he claimed to have heard threats on his life, either in conversation with others or through psychic conversation, but he insisted in court he is not crazy.

Lindsay is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Turner, whose body was found after she disappeared from her home in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. (CHNL)

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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