EDMONTON -- An accused killer who claims he was sleepwalking when he fatally stabbed a man sleeping outside an Edmonton shelter testified Wednesday he has "no memory of it."
Taking the witness stand in his own defence, Monwat Akool Madood, 22, told court he did not know victim Eric Dexter Janvier, 44, had never seen the homeless man before and did not have any disagreement with him.
"Honestly, I had no intention of hurting this man or causing him to die," Madood said, adding he had "no reason" to stab Janvier while he was napping on a bench.
"To this day, I still cannot answer that for myself."
Madood, who was born in Sudan and came to Canada about nine years ago, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the July 30, 2011, slaying of Janvier outside of the Boyle Street Co-Op at 10116 105 Ave.