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‘I believe I did it’: Accused killer takes the stand in Regina murder trial

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WATCH: Duran Redwood took the stand in his own second-degree murder trial, telling the jury he believes he is responsible for the death of Celeste Yawney. Katelyn Wilson has more – Jan 29, 2019

As the second-degree murder trial of Duran Redwood moves into its third week, Redwood took the stand, telling the jury he believes he is responsible for the death of his girlfriend Celeste Yawney in 2015.

At times fighting back tears, Redwood testified he blacked out that night and doesn’t remember what happened.

He told the court he does remember a heavy night of drinking and consuming what he believed to be cocaine, before waking up the next morning to find Yawney’s body in the bathtub.

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When asked by his lawyer, Kevin Hill, when Redwood realized Yawney was dead, he replied, “When she wouldn’t wake up.” Hill then asked if Redwood remembered hitting or arguing with Yawney. Redwood said, “I can’t say that I didn’t, I don’t remember.”

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Redwood told the court he and Yawney went out for drinks that night, where he drank four and a half schooners of beer. He went on to say they then picked up his friend Matthew Redlick, who testified earlier in the trial, before going back to Yawney’s.

Redwood said Yawney dropped them off before going out to get cocaine. When she returned, he testified, she wasn’t happy with the number of beers that were gone and went out to get more.

When asked later by the Crown about a toxicology report that said Yawney had no cocaine in her system, Redwood agreed it must not have been cocaine.

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The last thing Redwood said he remembered is looking at the clock at 11:30, going on to say, “I can’t say I remember too much after that.”

During cross examination, the Crown said that Yawney ended the relationship, based on a series of text messages, making Redwood angry. That, the crown suggested, was when Redwood went back to Yawney’s later that night, where he allegedly killed her.

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The Crown also asked Redwood why he admitted to an officer on May 24, 2015 that he remembered hitting Yawney in the head. Redwood said at the time he just wanted to get it over with and told the investigator what he wanted to hear.

Redwood’s testimony marks the last piece of evidence presented to the jury, who will hear closing arguments on Thursday.

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