Horrible crime scene pictures do not assist forgetful witness


Trista Tinkler was referred to as on Monday as a Crown witness within the first-degree homicide trial of Andrew Kristall

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Horrific crime scene pictures displaying the blood-soaked physique of a slain Calgary Uber driver weren’t sufficient to jog the reminiscence of a lady serving time for her homicide.

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Trista Tinkler was referred to as on Monday as a Crown witness within the trial of Andrew Kristal’s first-degree homicide.

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However Tinkler testified that she had largely slept through the ugly homicide of Uber driver Kasif Hirani, a person whom she claimed to be her buddy.

Tinkler was sentenced to 6 years in jail from February 28 for his position within the stabbing to loss of life of Hirani on December 29, 2019.

Earlier than robbing and stabbing the Calgary man to loss of life, he lured her by promising intercourse for cash.

However Tinkler on the witness stand paints a special image for the jurors who determine Kristal’s destiny.

He mentioned that he and Hirani had been buddies and determined to be collectively early within the morning on the day he was killed.

He instructed Crown Prosecutor Jim Sawa, “He had been texting me for just a few days saying I needed to hang around and I used to be blowing him up.”

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“we had been buddies.”

He mentioned he was at 94 Ave. Within the parking zone of the Regal Beagle pub on SW, Hirani met Hirani shortly after midnight and went to a liquor retailer to get liquor.

They then went to the home of Lindsey Ogle, with whom Tinkler and her boyfriend, Robert Degnault, had been staying, though Ogle was not pleased that he was there.

After a couple of minutes in the home they went exterior in order that Tinkler may smoke, she mentioned.

“We had been in the course of a cigarette and he went to his automobile to get his cellphone,” mentioned the witness, explaining that he adopted her.

“We had been interrupted,” Tinkler mentioned.

“Two individuals got here and requested us to get within the automobile.”

He instructed Sava that the 2 males had been Dagnault and Cristal.

However she mentioned that when they began operating away from her southwest Calgary residence she had no reminiscence of the occasions till she stopped at a 7-Eleven retailer and Hirani is now not within the automobile and Dagnault gave her some money. To obtain a financial institution card is handed over.

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“The place did you go (on the drive)?” Sawa requested.

“I do not know… I do not bear in mind a lot on the time,” she replied.

Sawa later confirmed co-prosecutor Vince Pingitor two images of Hirani’s blood-soaked physique, present in a ditch close to Springbank Airport, west of Calgary.

“Does it assist you bear in mind what occurred between Ms. Ogle and 7-Eleven leaving?” Sawa mentioned.

“No,” replied Tinkler.

In the meantime, at cross-examination, the witness instructed protection legal professional Jim Lutz that she was afraid of Dagnault, however didn’t know if Kristal did.

However after his arrest, she instructed the police that the accused was additionally afraid of her lover.

Daignault was to be tried in January, however the listening to was derailed on account of COVID-19 and rescheduled for the next January.

The check is scheduled for 2 weeks.

KMartin@postmedia.com

on Twitter: @KMartinCourts


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