Court hears 911 calls in gruesome 2008 murder case
Published Tuesday, October 9, 2012 6:22PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:56PM EDT
A jury heard a disturbing 911 recording Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of murdering his 53-year-old wife.
The 911 call came from Peer Khairi who is charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife of 30 years, Randjida.
It is alleged by the Crown that the 65-year-old Afghan native killed Randjida because he felt disrespected by her and didn’t agree with the way she had raised their five children.
The Crown claims she was planning on ending the marriage.
Randjida was found on March 18, 2008 with her throat slashed in the family’s west-end penthouse apartment.
Officers said she suffered multiple stab wounds and her throat had been slit through her neck muscles, vocal chords and back to her spine.
The taped 911 call, allegedly made one hour after his wife’s death, captures a distraught Khairi pleading with the operator to send someone to the apartment.
The operator gets an interpreter on the line to translate for Khairi.
On the tape, Khairi is heard telling the operator that his wife has been murdered.
When asked by the interpreter who killed his wife, Khairi says in Hindi “And you come here, I will tell you sahib, you come here… Come quickly, so that I do not have to commit a murder.”
When pressed by the interpreter to clarify who killed his wife, Khairi is heard saying in Hindi “I will tell you, when you come here.”
When asked by the operator if his wife can come to the phone, Khairi says in Hindi “I told you, she is finished, how can she talk to you? I don’t tell lies, I don’t tell lies, honest, I swear to God, I don’t lie, I speak the truth. If you come and if you wish to arrest me, go ahead. If not, I will run away …”
Police arrived at the suspect’s home 27 minutes after the initial 911 call was made.
The accused Khairi has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
With a report from CTV Toronto’s Austin Delaney