Crown presents interrogation for manslaughter trial

Staff ~ The Moose Jaw Times Herald
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Tony Lawrence Warken is led back to court to face a charge of manslaughter stemming from Nov. 1, 2009.

After RCMP Sgt. John Kalmakoff initiated a rapport with Tony Lawrence Warken, by discussing family and pets, he reminded Warken at the beginning of the interrogation of the charge laid against him earlier that day.

“You were arrested for the murder of Gordon Gregson. You’ve been charged in the murder.”

Kalmakoff then told Warken in the Regina RCMP detachment: “One of the rights you have is you can talk to a lawyer.”

“What for?” Warken replied to Kalmakoff’s reminder.

Day two of the Warken manslaughter trial resumed on Tuesday with the Crown prosecution entering a nearly five-hour video of Warken being interrogated by Kalmakoff on Dec. 1, 2010, in relation to the 2009 death of Gordon Errol Gregson. Both the defendant and deceased lived in Bengough at the time of the incident.

“A lot of people are going to be wondering about the relationship you had with Gordon,” the sergeant told Warken in the video recording of the interrogation played in Moose Jaw Court of Queen’s Bench.

When Kalmakoff asked again about their relationship, Warken replied, “he was always a gay guy,” and went into sexually graphic comments to illustrate to the RCMP officer as to their relationship.

For more on this story, pick-up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: RCMP, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Bengough

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