Paul Gary Turner, 43, smuggled a blade into a pre-trial discussion with Sarah Marie Thomas, 33, during Joondalup Justice Complex in Dec 2016 and stabbed her 6 times, including 3 times in a neck.
Turner was convicted in a Supreme Court of Western Australia today, sketch gasps from his supporters in a open gallery.
One of a stabs cut a 33-year-old’s carotid artery, that killed her within seconds.
Turner told a Supreme Court of WA on Wednesday that after he had an collision while operative as a lorry motorist in 2015, he suffered symptoms including consistent heated headaches and seizures that caused blackouts.
He claimed he had no memory of what occurred when he blacked out.
The span were inextricable in a control brawl in a days heading adult to a conflict and were assembly with a registrar during a Joondalup formidable over Turner’s apart explain Ms Thomas due him money.
Solicitor Ann Maude, who represented Ms Thomas in a family justice matters, pronounced a span had primarily concluded to separate control roughly equally, though her customer afterwards reduced his access.
This was for a accumulation of reasons including his “increasing haphazard behaviour”, Ms Maude said.
Turner told a justice he concluded to a revised arrangements underneath compulsion when Ms Thomas had refused to palm behind a children for several days. “I was stressed about my children. we was endangered for their welfare,” he said.
Turner claimed his children had told him stories about staying with their maternal grandparents, and one of them started “dry heaving” when he sensitive them on a morning of a murdering that they’d have to return. Defence warn Lisa Boston asked what happened next.
“I don’t remember,” Turner replied.
He pronounced a subsequent thing he removed was being during a military station. “I remember looking during my hands and they’re lonesome in blood,” Turner said, crying.
After a counsel asked how a family justice matters had influenced him, he replied: “It was flattering hard”.
“I adore my kids.
“The whole conditions was stressful and it didn’t need to be.” The jury was shown a minute Ms Thomas wrote to a alloy about Turner’s symptoms, observant she believed he’d suffered conduct injuries and would be “off with a fairies” for adult to 40 seconds during a time.
Turner pronounced his seizures customarily lasted 10-20 seconds though infrequently some-more than 45 minutes.
He claimed he once found himself during a shops in opposite garments to what he had been wearing, holding bought items, and could not remember how he got there. In Ms Thomas’ letter, she pronounced her partner of 8 years could be short-tempered, generally with a children.
Turner progressing certified that in a mid-2000s, he had lerned in fatal commando weapons techniques adult to 3 days a week for about 3 years, training how to quickly kill by slicing several arteries, including a carotid.