Credits: CHRIS DOUCETTE/TORONTO SUN
CALGARY – The Calgary cop who posed as a crime boss to extract a confession from murder suspect Sheldon Bertrum Worme was about to give up before he got what he wanted.
Sgt. Darren Berglind was ready to show Worme the door when the accused implicated himself in the beating death of Calgarian Daniel Levesque.
"I'm not going to sit here much longer and not have you tell me," Berglind told Worme in a surreptitiously videotaped conversation in a Vancouver-area hotel room.
"I hit him a couple of times," the accused murderer told Berglind in the video played Thursday for a Calgary jury. "I picked up a weight. I had a weight in my hand.
"I squished his f------ head."
Worme is charged with first-degree murder in Levesque's June 29, 2008, slaying in the basement of the victim's southwest Calgary home.
He initially told Berglind the two other men with him that night inside Levesque's home were responsible for the deadly attack as he tried to play peacekeeper.
But Berglind told Worme the information he was giving him didn't jive with what his criminal organization had learned from police sources.
"You're not telling me the truth," the veteran undercover operative told Worme, more than two hours into their conversation. "So, if you don't want to tell me the truth, I've showed you where the ... door is."
After telling Berglind he'd crushed Levesque's skull, Worme admitted trying to get rid of his corpse.
"I took his teeth out and I poured lighter fluid on the body," Worme said.
"And I wanted to burn him.
"I put toilet paper all over him. I wanted to burn the house down."
Worme told Berglind the initial altercation began upstairs, before the victim was taken to the basement.
"The fight started upstairs," he said.
"We dragged him downstairs in the basement, took him into the back room, and pretty much smashed him," he said.
"And broke him, knocked his teeth out, squished his head."
Berglind returns to the witness stand Friday.
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