Testimony at the Douglas Hales murder trial wrapped up on Wednesday.
Hales is on trial for first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Daleen Bosse of Onion Lake Cree Nation who was last seen in May 2004.
While on the stand and under cross-examination, Hales continued to insist the confessions he made to undercover officers that he killed Bosse were all part of a fake role he was trying to play as a cold, calculated and hardened criminal.
He added much of the events leading up to his burning of Bosse’s body seemed like a dream and he was not sure what was actually reality and what wasn’t.
Hales also continued to say much of the police evidence against him – including video and audio recordings and the crime scene – has been doctored.
As part of the cross-examination, Miazga replayed a video recorded in August 2008 after Hales arrest for Bosse’s murder.
In a telephone conversation with his mother Hales says, “I did it, it was in the heat of the moment.”
However, Hales told Miazga he was referring to the burning of Bosse’s body and not killing her.
He added he burned the body not to remove evidence but because he thought it was the right thing to do in his current state of mind.
Final arguments at the Saskatoon trial begin Thursday morning.