Accused in Brisebois Dr. slaying testifies at retrial he stabbed man in self-defence
A Calgary man told court Monday he stabbed murder victim Brett Wiese multiple times at a Brentwood house party in a bid to escape further beating.
In a re-trial of his second-degree murder case, [the accused] said he’d gone to the house in the early hours of Jan. 12, 2013 to confront the men who’d allegedly struck some of his female friends when he found himself outnumbered in the basement of the Brisebois Drive N.W. residence.
After getting the worst of an altercation with three men — which included having his eyes gouged and receiving a knee to the head — [the accused] said he attempted to flee back up the stairs and out of the house when two or three people grabbed him.
“That’s when I pulled out the knife. I was scared; I just wanted to get out of the house,” [the accused], 25, testified. “I started swinging towards where I was grabbed. . . They let me out of the house.”