Graphic testimony at Dagenais trial

Friday, February 27, 2009 at 17:17



It’s been a day of tearful testimony in Saskatoon at the Mountie murder trial of Curtis Dagenais.


Dagenais is charged with killing constables Robin Cameron and Marc Bourdages following a high-speed chase on rural Saskatchewan roads three years ago.


Constable Michelle Knopp (kuh-NOPP’) told court she arrived on scene seconds after the chase ended and immediately had Dagenais blast our her windshield with gunfire.


She returned fire then scrambled over to find her colleagues.


Cameron was dead in the police cruiser, her seatbelt still on, while Bourdages was lying in the grass nearby, struggling for life.


Knopp tearfully recounted to court how she drove to get help and then, while waiting for the ambulance to arrive, called her parents to say she didn’t want to be a police officer anymore.


Dagenais, 44, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.


(The Canadian Press)