Sheldon Bertrum Worme
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Tanis One Spot told a jury she and her two kids had spent the previous two nights away from home because she didn't want them around Daniel Levesque when he was drinking.
Around noon on June 29, 2008, One Spot returned to the south-west Calgary townhouse she and Levesque shared with their kids.
One Spot told Crown prosecutor Cary Rodin she had gone home after failing to reach Levesque on his cellphone.
What she discovered was a ramshackle home, with their living-room stereo blaring.
"When I opened the front door I heard music," One Spot told the second-degree murder trial of Sheldon Bertrum Worme, one of three men charged in Levesque's killing.
After unplugging the stereo One Spot "turned around and noticed that the house ... was a mess."
She said furniture was out of place, items had been taken down from shelves and there were beer bottles and dishes scattered in the kitchen.
"I started to go across the living room (to close the open back door) ... and then I had noticed the basement door was open and the light was on," she testified. "I saw blood on the wall and hand marks going down."
Inside a basement bedroom she found Levesque.
"I saw Daniel laying on the floor," she said. "I didn't know if he was sleeping or what so I continued yelling (his name)," she said.
"I ran to him. He was on his stomach and I tried to roll him over ... he was too stiff," One Spot said, breaking into tears.
She raced to the neighbour's to get them to call 911 before returning to the deceased.
"There was just so much blood everywhere," One Spot said.
Under cross-examination by defence lawyer Tonii Roulston, the witness agreed Levesque could get aggressive when he was drunk.
Worme's trial continues on Wednesday.