Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Accused in Fatal Saskatoon Stabbing Says He Was Acting in Self-Defence

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Accused in Fatal Saskatoon Stabbing Says He Was Acting in Self-Defence

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Accused says stabbing was in self-defence

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SASKATOON - The lawyer for a man accused of stabbing a man to death in a dispute over a cell phone card says his client was acting in self-defence.

Michael Robertson admits to stabbing Rocky Genereaux in March 2015 but has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

On Monday, defence lawyer Brent Little called Dr. Kurt Williams, an expert in blood-borne illnesses, to the stand.

Earlier in the trial, court was told Genereaux was an intravenous drug user who had unused needles still in their packaging in his pocket at the time of the stabbing.

Little presented Williams with a hypothetical situation, asking what level of threat he'd see in a known intravenous drug user threatening to stick him with a needle and claiming to have HIV. …

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