Accused killer Robert Bradshaw says he had nothing to do with the murders of two people in Langley and Surrey three years ago.
Bradshaw, 28, testified at his own trial in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on Thursday.
He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of 36-yearold Laura Lynn Lamoureux and 33-year-old Marc Bontkes.
It is alleged that on March 14, 2009, Bradshaw, who was working on a dial-a-dope line selling drugs, had arranged to meet Lamoureux.
According to evidence heard at trial, Bradshaw brought Roy Thielen to the meeting so that he could kill Lamoureux.
Thielen waited for Lamoureux near the intersection of 202A Street and 50th Avenue in Langley and shot her to death.
Five nights later, Bontkes was shot at Hi-Knoll Park in Surrey.
The Crown alleges Bradshaw did the shooting that night. Michelle Motola, who was close to Thielen and had dated Bradshaw, lured Bontkes to the park.
It is alleged that the murders were committed because Lamoureux and Bontkes were ripping off drug lines and had supposedly been involved in kidnapping Motola.
Bradshaw testified that he had known Thielen for a brief time before the murders because Thielen bought speed from him. Bradshaw said he didn't know Thielen was an enforcer for a drug line.
"He seemed like a stoner, to be honest. He had a lot of stories to tell," Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw said he knew Lamoureux as a customer and had no issues with her. He claimed he had never met Bontkes.
When asked by defence lawyer Paul McMurray if he killed Lamoureux or Bontkes, Bradshaw responded, "No, I did not."
Bradshaw said he was working the day shift when the killings took place and was likely at home those nights.
He said his usual practice was to go home after work, smoke marijuana and go to bed.
Bradshaw said that he was moved to the day shift after receiving a driving prohibition in February 2009.
However, on cross-examination Crown prosecutor Christopher McPherson pointed out that according to Bradshaw's driving record, he was not prohibited until March 24, 2009.
- Jennifer Saltman is a reporter with the Vancouver Province.
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