Kathleen Male told Richard Kachkar's first-degree homicide trial Kachkar discussed wrongdoing with her at the homeless shelter where they both were living, the Toronto Star reported Wednesday.
Kachkar, 46, joined a Bible study group at the shelter and interpreted the holy hook in an unusual way, Male told the court.
Kachkar's state of mind is the main issue at his trial since there is no dispute that he stole a snowplow on Jan. 12, 2011 and marauded through Toronto, smashing cars and killing police Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35.
An employment counselor for the homeless shelter testified Kachkar seemed increasingly anxious the first week of January 2011.
"I believe he was a bit off," Perry Bartler said.