“I killed her and I panicked,” says Dana Turner’s former boyfriend
As of press time, Mark Lindsay, 25, is on trial in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on several charges stemming from a failed RCMP “Mr. Big” operation last year. Mark is the son of former Edmonton Chief of Police, John Lindsay.
In Mark Lindsay’s current trial, the Crown has alleged that in late September of last year, he assaulted an undercover RCMP officer in a town north of Kamloops, before supposedly stealing the vehicle they were both driving in.
Lindsay faces trial on further charges next week. Those charges involve an incident where Lindsay supposedly stabbed an inmate at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre in the eye with a pencil while the pair were playing Scrabble.
Although Lindsay’s trial on murder charges stemming from the Dana Turner investigation is not slated to begin until an inquiry in January, he confessed on Wednesday to both the jailhouse stabbing and the killing of Ms. Turner, his ex-girlfriend.
Those following the trial were able to obtain snippets of testimony very shortly after they were spoken, thanks to the Tweets of Kamloops This Week reporter Tim Petruk.
According to Petruk, Lindsay claimed that the assaults and killing were all done in self-defence. Lindsay also apparently testified that he has been “terrorized and threatened by a group of serial killers” during the last three years.
Chillingly, Petruk also Tweeted that Lindsay told the Court: “I didn’t feel bad because I knew she wanted to kill me, but it was traumatizing to kill a woman.”
Lindsay’s supposed justification is that all of these individuals threatened his life, and at times allegedly communicated these supposed threats to him “psychically.” According to reports, Lindsay apparently also testified in Court that he is “absolutely not” insane.
OEP has decided not to publish some other portions of Lindsay’s testimony, which are of a very graphic nature.
As of press time Thursday, the Court was considering an application by the Crown to have Lindsay undergo a psychiatric evaluation, on the basis that he may not be criminally responsible for his actions.
Update: In a development after print press time on Thursday, the BC Supreme Court justice hearing Lindsay’s current trial granted a Crown motion to have Lindsay undergo a psychiatric evaluation. This will apparently not occur until after the completion of next week’s trial on charges related to the aforementioned jailhouse stabbing allegations.