TORONTO — Accused police officer killer Richard Kachkar said in a police interview things could have been worse and children could have died, his first-degree trial heard Friday.
Kachkar, 46, is charged with murder and dangerous driving in the death of Toronto police Sgt. Ryan Russell who was killed in January 2011 by a stolen snowplow driven by the accused.
In the police interview, Kachkar was asked if he thought it would be more tragic if anyone but a police officer, such as a child, were killed.
“It would be tragic if it was anyone,” said Kachkar, who was living in a men’s shelter when Russell was killed.