Defendant takes stand in 2008 murder
Sheldon Worme is accused of first-degree murder in connection to Levesque's murder.
Published Monday, October 1, 2012 4:01PM MDT
One of the men accused of killing Daniel Levesque in his home over four years ago took the stand in his own defence on Monday.
On Sunday, June 29, 2008, police responded to a complaint in the 11400 block of Braniff Road S.W and discovered the body of 29-year-old Daniel Jacob Levesque inside.
The father of two suffered 75 injuries and died as a result of blunt and sharp-force trauma.
At the time of the murder, police believed the Levesque was killed in his home during the night and that the motive was robbery.
Sheldon Bertrum Worme was located by police in Vancouver in February 2009 and charged with first-degree murder along with Darek Campeau and Aaron Lee Stevens.
A fourth person, Tania Marie Gaulin was charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.
Worme was videotaped during a police sting and told a detective, who was posing as a crime boss, that he took part in the murder.
On Monday, Worme said that he lied about the confession and exaggerated his role in Lévesque’s death to impress the crime boss.
The trial for Worme continues on Tuesday.
Campeau and Stevens will be tried on similar charges at a later date.