Myles Sanderson was the only killer in Canada mass stabbings, and his brother was a victim, police say.
But now a former police officer has admitted to the murder of an innocent man.
Myles Sanderson, who is serving a prison sentence in the United States for manslaughter at the time of the attack, says he didn’t even know his brother was dead.
“At first, I was horrified. I was devastated,” he told the court.
Sanderson initially told the police: “I told him to shut up. I told him to shut up.”
Now Myles Sanderson, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence in the U.S., has told the court of his family’s misery. He said: “There is no worse feeling than to hear someone is dead at the time you are telling someone to shut up.”
“I’m so happy that I got out of prison,” he said.
He said he has been struggling with his feelings, but after talking to his family he realised that “I had to do what was right for them and for the public safety, and the only way to do that is come back.”
The judge, who is hearing evidence about a second police officer’s killing, has told Sanderson that he is entitled to make a statement.
“I will consider this statement, and I will make a decision later on your statement,” the judge said.
During the trial, Sanderson faced eight charges related to the crime, including one count of second-degree murder.
He also faced eight charges of sexual assault.
One police officer told the court Sanderson was seen with the victim in the hours before the killing but didn’t get a good look at the man.
“We know he got a good look at him,” the officer said.
Another of the officers involved, who has since testified repeatedly, said he went to a police station where Sanderson was being held after the incident.
Sanderson told the jury last week that he had a gun and wanted police to shoot him.
He told the court he was acting alone in wanting to kill the man.
His defence argued that he had acted in self-defence.
Police charged Sanderson, 27, with eight counts of assault with intent to cause bodily harm.
As evidence, police presented his fingerprints at police stations in two states