Lawyer Edward Downey says his client went to Sara Baillie's home the morning he was killed but "did not arrive only," and when he left, a five-year-old daughter of the victim was still alive.
Downey is accused of killing the daughter of Calgary and her mother in 2016. He began to prove in his own defense on Wednesday morning, after a lawyer Gavin Wolch told the jurors that no-one was planning to kill "Baillie.
The 48-year-old is tested for two counts of first degree murder. He has taken the stall, where he is led by questions from Wolch.
There are no seats in the Calgary courtroom gallery. The second court room has opened for the flood.
So far, Downey has admitted to be a cochine dealer with a criminal record that includes a pimping conviction. It has not yet been to address the allegations that led to the murder charges.
It was not there when it happened;
In his opening statement for jurors, Wolch said that jurors had heard "some of the most difficult evidence" but there are still unanswered questions.
"Nobody was planning to kill Ms. Baillie; as long as Mr. Downey is aware, it was not there when it happened," said Wolch.
Wolch Downey said he left Baillie's home on Thursday 11th, 2016.
"Last time Mr Downey Taliyah Marsman saw … she was living and well."
Downey has not yet named the person who claims to be a Baillie home with him the morning of the homicides.
It was found that Baillie's body was stuffed in a laundry hamper in her northwestern Calgary home on July 11, 2016. Prosecutors believe that the woman had been killed the same day but she was not up to three days later his body was found, dumped in a bus stall in a rural area to the east of the city.
On March, the prosecutors closed Carla MacPhail and Ryan Jenkins after calling more than two weeks of witnesses and evidence.
Downey may give jury an explanation of how his fingerprints reach the duct tape discovered after wrapping around Baillie's neck, neck and cattle.
The jury heard evidence that Downey's cell was in the Baillie home of Porthmadog Panorama of the morning he was killed and later that day was connected to cell phone towers near the site where the child's body was found.
Baillie and Downey's friends were best friends.
Both families spent time with each other and Baillie and her daughter were familiar with Downey. Only two days before the deaths, Baillie, her daughter, Downey, AB and AB were all hanging together at the murderer's home and everything seemed "right," said Downey.
Downey's evidence continues
The girlfriend can only be banned because of an announcement ban. He testified earlier in the trial.
Theory on the incentive of the Crown is that Downey could have blamed Baillie for urging AB to leave and to stop him from working as an escort.
The day before the killings, AB texted Downey tells him she wanted to break up.
But Downey explained that he and AB had mentioned several times. Although he believed that their relationship would eventually end up, after the latest break, they spent the night with each other and things were "good" between them, he said.
In a text message to a friend, Downey said, "I'm going to one finger and she's a square." AB testified that "square" is a term for a woman who does not refuse to escort.
Jurors also heard that Downey wanted AB to work as a butt but she had refused. Downey explained that she had been a plan that made him and AB with each other who never worked out.
MacPhail has also told jury that the prosecution thinks that the girl had been murdered because she saw her mother's death, or at least recognized the killer inside her home.
Downey's evidence continues on Wednesday afternoon. MacPhail has not yet had the opportunity to cross-examine the accused.
King Bench Justice, Beth Hughes, is presiding at the jury trial, scheduled to continue until the end of this week.