Jury deliberates fate of Sheldon Worme
Published Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:52PM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:43PM MDT
The fate of the man accused of murdering a 29-year-old father of two is now in the hands of a jury and Sheldon Worme’s own words may come back to haunt him.
Worme faces a first degree murder charge in the 2008 death of Daniel Levesque, a father of two, at Levesque’s home.
Levesque was robbed and beaten to death by visitors he had invited into his home.
The jury has watched hours of video recordings of Worme discussing the attack with an undercover police officer posing as a crime boss.
The officer told Worme he could make Worme’s troubles disappear and offered the accused a new identity in exchange for an explanation of the murder.
For the first two hours, Worme insists it was his friends that were responsible for Levesque’s death.
“He got stabbed a couple of time in the basement. I broke it up and told him I was sorry for my friend,” say Worme in the video evidence. “When I left, he was sitting on the bed.”
Worme provided only vague details of the attack until the officer threatened to withhold the offered help. After the undercover officer’s threat, Worme described in graphic detail how he attempted to wipe away any DNA evidence at the scene.
“I ran upstairs grabbed a pair of socks and tried wiping off the finger prints as much as I could.”
Worme’s defense says their client’s expression of guilt was fictitious and his willingness to disclose details was an attempt to save face and impress the boss.
The Crowne Prosecutor argues the details are far too similar to the events surrounding Daniel Levesque’s death to have been made up.