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The person on trial for the 2017 murder of a Vancouver couple returned to the stand Wednesday, at some point after admitting in court to stabbing two victims.
This time, Rocky Rambo Wei Nam Kam served as somewhat of an authority on video games, which is the crux of defence’s case.
Kam has pleaded not guilty to 2 counts of first-degree murder within the brutal slayings of 68-year-old Richard Jones and 64-year-old Dianna Mah-Jones, whose bodies were present in their home near West sixty fourth Avenue and Hudson Street on Sept. 27, 2017.
In keeping with defence, Kam’s life had been consumed by video games resembling Skyrim, a web based game through which a player commits violent killings to advance levels.
The 29-year-old told the court he was spending 15 hours a day playing video games and reading comics on his computer after he moved from Calgary to Vancouver in the summertime of 2017.
Defence counsel Faisal Alamy created his own Skyrim character to indicate the court how the sport works. Kam gave a play-by-play of the sport’s different levels, and at one point laughed a little bit when his lawyer’s character struggled to kill a lady.
“I’m going to assume your weapon just isn’t good, your skills not so high and your control just isn’t excellent,” Kam said.
Defence says Kam suffered from a mental disorder when he attacked Mah Jones and her husband in September 2017.
On Tuesday, Kam described the killings intimately, saying he used a hatchet and pocket knife purchased at Canadian Tire on his victims.
Defence says the attack was random, there isn’t any motive, and Kam doesn’t have a violent history.
The one logical explanation appears to be that the accused thought he was in a video game when he killed the couple, in line with defence.
Kam said he played Skyrim for 4 or five years while attending school in Calgary. Kam graduated with a level in economics from the University of Calgary.
Along with Skyrim, Kam played games resembling Dishonored, a game whose central character is an assassin, Red Alert, Mass Effect and Rance.
Kam’s trial took a several month break in October when the judge agreed to adjourn when the defence asked for more time to acquire psychiatric evidence for the accused.
The court has previously seen video evidence that the Crown says shows Kam buying the hatchet together with a baseball cap and gloves, about two weeks before the murder. Crown has said the items were purchased with the intent to kill someone.
Kam has admitted buying the items, but it surely is unclear why he did.
A DNA expert has also testified that Mah-Jones’ blood was found on the within hinge of Kam’s glasses and his DNA was found under Maj-Jones’ fingernails.
—With files from Simon Little
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