Accused assassin Christopher Navin stated he had to get rid of his previous flatmate in purchase to shield his household, a psychiatrist has informed the ACT Supreme Courtroom.
The 29-year-previous stabbed his former housemate, Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber, to dying on Boxing Day 2013.
Navin has pleaded not responsible by purpose of mental impairment.
The courtroom read he considered the sufferer Nicholas Sofer-Shreiber had hired a strike male to eliminate his family members.
Psychiatrist David Greenberg told the court docket Navin mentioned he read voices instructing him to eliminate the victim.
Navin mentioned he had acted in a clandestine way since it was the only realistic option, Mr Greenberg advised the court.
He also mentioned he experienced not informed anyone about the voices before the murder since he believed they ended up true, not a psychological health situation, the psychiatrist mentioned.
Navin admitted to listening to voices for many years.
The court heard Navin also instructed Dr Greenberg he went to the victim’s funeral simply because it would have seemed strange if he experienced not attended.
The trial is continuing.
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