Dominic Doyon was found dead in his apartment on Murray St. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
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OTTAWA – Toby Land confessed he beat Dominic Doyon with a hammer and stabbed him with his own sword in a confrontation about Doyon's underage girlfriend, his murder trial heard Tuesday.
But a sobbing Land, now 28, insisted he didn't intend to kill Doyon in a videotaped interview with a detective.
It was shortly after Doyon was found dead in his Ottawa apartment he shared with Land and Carl St. Cyr in May 2009.
"What the f---'s wrong with you, f---ing little kids?" Land said he told Doyon.
"What I do with my life is not your business," Land said Doyon replied before reaching between the couch cushions for a sword that he always kept beside him.
Land had already picked up a hammer sitting on the coffee table.
"I started swinging," Land said. "I hit him in the head. I started hitting his hands. I was just trying to get him to drop it."
"I didn't want to hurt him, but I did," said a weeping Land, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but not guilty to second-degree murder. "Somehow, I got the sword in my hand and stabbed him twice. I just couldn't stop myself."
Land said he blacked out but remembers St. Cyr, who'd been in the bedroom listening to music, pulling him off before using his metal crutches to strike Doyon.
"So he can get blamed for it," Land said. "He's trying to take the blame."
That night, Land said he'd asked Doyon's 15-year-old girlfriend to leave. He'd learned her age after she said she and Doyon, in his 30s, had "great sex."
Then he drank eight to 10 king cans of Budweiser and decided to confront Doyon.
Doyon was still breathing, Land said, when he and St. Cyr fled and jumped in a taxi.
They ditched the sword in a sewer then Land went alone to a store and asked that police be called.
"I wish I called from the house," Land said. "I didn't know what to do. I never want to hurt anyone in this world."
The trial continues Wednesday.