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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Man admits in a WINNIPEG Courtroom to beating wife to death with a hammer

Man admits beating wife to death with a hammer
- Miloslav Kapsik admits beating his wife Ludmila to death with a hammer, but it will be up to a jury to decide whether he was suffering a mental disorder at the time of the March 2010 killing.
Kapsik, 64, is on trial charged with second-degree murder.
"You will need to consider whether he was not criminally responsible," Crown attorney Jennifer Mann told jurors in an opening address Tuesday.

Jurors heard Kapsik and Ludmila, 59, had been watching a hockey game on television when, shortly before 11 p.m., he retrieved a hammer from a storage room, walked up behind his wife and bludgeoned her 57 times.
Kapsik told police he waited until 12:01 a.m. to call 911 "so he could cool down," Mann said.
He told a 911 operator "that he hurt his wife and that the operator should send police," Mann said.
Ludmila Kapsik had suffered "substantial injury" to the top of her head," testified retired Const. Donald Bullee, then a member of the Winnipeg Police Service's forensic identification unit.
A second identification unit office, Const. Reyndaldo Manguva, told jurors police searched the apartment and seized more than a dozen different prescription medications in Kapsik's name.
Officers who dealt with Kapsik in the hours following the killing are expected to testify he appeared "calm, responsive to questions and coherent," Mann said.
The trial is expected to last nearly three weeks.

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