Murder suspect Anthony Karl Kurucz told his boss in the shady business he was hired to work in that the police were targeting him for a so-called Mr. Big stitch.
But unknown to Kurucz, the man he spoke to in an undercover Regina location was actually an undercover Calgary police officer posing as Mr. Big pretended.
“They sent a (expletive) random (expletive) shower canoe in with me,” he said.
“And he would act like he was my friend, but in reality he was an undercover cop.”
Kurucz was right about that individual, who testified earlier in the trial that he was put in a cell with the defendant in an effort to get information that the police could use to start their undercover operation.
Kurucz is charged with second-degree murder in the April 27, 2018, death of his three-month-old son Jayden Cyluck-Kurucz.
A publication ban protects the names and identities of the officers involved in the sting.
Earlier in the conversation at the secret location, Kurucz told the sergeant that he may have “panicked” while taking care of his son.
“I don’t know if I might have accidentally hurt him in some way,” Kurucz said in the video that was made an exhibit in the hearing before Court of King’s Bench Justice Glen Poelman.
“Accidentally squeezed him too hard because I don’t know my own strength.”
Kurucz said he may have also “put him down on the couch too hard and maybe he pinched his head.”
“I panicked… and shook him a little.”
Defense attorney Darren Mahoney disputes the admissibility of the statement by his client.
Under cross-examination, the sergeant admitted Kurucz saw him as a father figure and also expressed some fear of the officer.
“He said I scared him because I reminded him of his father and his father hit him,” the witness said.
The trial, which has been delayed due to disclosure issues and Kurucz’s health, resumes in the new year when Crown prosecutors Hyatt Mograbee and Alexandra Russell are expected to close their case.
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