‘I know what I did was wrong’: Pretrial date set in Peterborough homicide case
|globalnews.ca 11 Jan 2019 at 04:01|
“I know what I did was wrong,” Terry Finn told the judge presiding over his court appearance. “So be it.”
Finn is facing a first-degree murder charge after his wife, 70-year-old Sandra Finn, was shot while sitting in a car parked at The Home Depot on Aug. 22, 2018.
He was arrested shortly thereafter.
Finn has been in custody since his arrest, and has stated multiple times that he wants to plead guilty and move the legal process along as quickly as possible.
During a court appearance Wednesday, Finn fired a lawyer who was on the verge of representing him, when a representative for that lawyer asked for another adjournment. Finn then asked to set a date for a judicial pretrial.
Finn repeated the request Thursday when he appeared before Judge Jennifer Broderick, even rehashing the fallout he had with his would-be defence counsel. Finn told the judge he had tried for weeks to get in touch with his lawyer, but hadn’t heard back from her and wasn’t content to adjourn the case again.
“I’ll defend myself,” Finn said. “I won’t be very good at it, but I’ll defend myself.”
Finn doesn’t have his disclosure, and asked Broderick if it was important to read it before the pretrial. The judge stressed that it was.
“You need to be aware of the Crown’s case against you,” the judge told the accused.