Stoned Man Forgets Murders
Posted by Childress on September 12, 2006
Dustin Paul admits to smoking a lot of pot and snorting a bunch of cocaine at a couple parties one night. It’s the next day he has more trouble remembering. Here’s the story, from the Canadian Press:
PENTICTON, B.C. — Dustin Paul shot five people and then slit his own throat after hearing a voice inside his head at a creek-side party, he told a B.C. Supreme Court jury Tuesday.
Paul, 26, was testifying in his own defence at his trial on three counts of second-degree murder and two of attempted murder in connection with the Oct. 30, 2004 shooting deaths of Damien Endreny, Robin Baptiste and Quincy Paul. Tommy Lee Gabriel and Billy Louie were wounded in the attack.
Paul told the court he could only recall shooting Louie.
When asked by co-defence counsel Chris Johnson if he shot the others, he replied: ”I must have.”
Paul’s voice was low during much of the testimony. At times, he seemed contemplative but showed little emotion until asked how he now felt about shooting the five men.
”I feel terrible,” he replied, breaking into tears.
Phew. What can you say?