A Texas man accused of fatally shooting his wife admits to pulling the trigger — but claims he’s not responsible because he was sleepwalking at the time, according to a report.
Raymond Lazarine, 67, began his murder trial Monday in Houston court on charges he shot his wife, Deborah, to death in December 2013, news station KPRC reported.
Lazarine called his son on the day of her murder, claiming that he had a strange dream and requesting that his son come home, officials said.
Upon arriving at the home, the son discovered his mother’s body riddled with bullets on the living room floor, police said. She had been shot with a pistol six times.
Lazarine’s attorneys argued before the court on Monday that he suffers from a medical condition that results in sleepwalking, KPRC reported.
“Our position over here is this was a dream and it wasn’t voluntary,” attorney Feroz F. Merchant told KPRC. “And he does, we’ve had him evaluated, and obviously the experts are going to come by and say hey, we think he suffers from a medical condition where it’s involuntary.”
But investigators said that Lazarine had only made comments to the effect of the episode being “like a dream.”
“He mentioned something there that was more of an off the wall comment about, ‘This is like a dream. I wish I could wake up from.’” Something along those lines,” homicide detective Fil Waters said, according to KPRC.
If convicted, Lazarine faces up to life in prison.
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