Alleged T.O. cop killer said things could have been worse, court hears

Richard Kachkar is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Toronto Police Sgt. Ryan...

Richard Kachkar is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Toronto Police Sgt. Ryan Russell.

Kevin Connor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:53 AM ET

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.


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