Greg Fertuck drunkenly admitted to killing his spouse Sheree on Dec. 7, 2015 — simply hours after the crime allegedly occurred — in response to his girlfriend on the time.
“He got here house at eleven o’clock at night time, drunk, and mentioned he had killed his spouse,” Doris Larocque testified on Tuesday at Saskatoon’s Courtroom of Queen’s Bench. Larocque and Fertuck had been a long run couple and Fertuck lived along with her till his arrest in 2019.
Fertuck is on trial for first-degree homicide, accused of killing Sheree in 2015. Sheree was final seen on her means again to work in a distant gravel pit close to Kenaston, Sask.
Fertuck was arrested and charged with homicide in 2019, after confessing to undercover cops who focused him in a Mr. Huge sting.
Larocque testified that Greg instructed her he drove to the gravel pit and noticed Sheree pulling her truck in. Based on her testimony, Greg instructed Larocque that Sheree gave a wave and a smile.
“After which he mentioned he shot her.”
Larocque mentioned Fertuck did not say what number of instances he shot Sheree or the place. Larocque mentioned he instructed her that he used a “machine” on the pit to eliminate the physique.
“I simply thought he was bullshitting as a result of he was drunk,” she instructed the court docket.
Larocque mentioned Greg instructed her to not inform anyone — and that if she did inform anyone, she’d be subsequent.
When Crown prosecutor Carla Dewar requested what she thought that meant, Larqocque responded that it was “apparent.”
“I believed he’d most likely shoot me if I instructed anyone,” she mentioned. “I did not know if he was telling me the reality or not as a result of he was drunk. I believed he might need come house and was telling me a narrative.”
Larocque was interviewed by police a number of instances after December 2015, however did not inform police what Greg allegedly mentioned that night time till 2020.
When requested by the Crown prosecutor why she ultimately instructed police that Greg mentioned he killed Sheree, she mentioned, “I do not know. As a result of it was the reality I suppose.”
Larocque mentioned that after that drunken disclosure, Greg all the time denied involvement.
“He would all the time say ‘I did not do it, I did not do it.'”
She testified through video hyperlink from a separate room on the courthouse. There was a help employee within the room along with her.
Larocque is popping 77-years-old on Friday and instructed the court docket she’s experiencing important reminiscence loss.
Fertuck’s lawyer Morris Bodnar famous her reminiscence loss and advised Larocque could possibly be affected by early onset dementia. She agreed, saying she’s not identified however has thought of it — it is an sickness that plagued her mom, too.
Past the drunken disclosure, she could not keep in mind a number of particulars from December 2015. She could not keep in mind Fertuck attending a physiotherapy appointment on the day that he’s alleged to have killed Sheree and he or she did not keep in mind collaborating in a police interview with Fertuck on Dec. 11, 2015.
Bodnar identified that Larocque instructed police Fertuck had not mentioned issues like “I killed that bitch” or “she deserved it.”
Laroque additionally instructed Bodnar that Fertuck by no means threatened or hit her.
Crown prosecutor Carla Dewar used her re-examination to make clear with Larocque what Greg instructed her on the night time in query.
“To not say something otherwise you could be subsequent?” Dewar requested.
“So he did threaten you?” Dewar requested.
“Nicely I suppose so, yeah,” Larocque responded.
Justice Richard Danyliuk is presiding over the trial, which is in its eighth week.