Summary:

Paragraphs 3 & 4 read:   ""He said he wished he'd never been born," said May, adding her son had been on antidepressants and medication for ADHD."

"Steinke, 25, is facing three counts of first-degree murder for the April 2006 stabbing deaths of a Medicine Hat family. Taking the stand in his own defence Monday, Steinke told court he didn't intend to harm anyone when he snuck in through a window at his 12-year-old girlfriend's home on the night of the murders."





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Sherri Zickefooose, Calgary Herald


Published: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
CALGARY - Jeremy Steinke covered his face with his hands and wept in the prisoner's box this morning as his sobbing mother told court about the beatings and abuse her son endured at the hands of her ex-husbands and lovers.

Jacqueline May took the stand at her 25-year-old son's first-degree murder trial, painting a harrowing picture of Steinke's unstable upbringing.

"He said he wished he'd never been born," said May, adding her son had been on antidepressants and medication for ADHS

Steinke, 25, is facing three counts of first-degree murder for the April 2006 stabbing deaths of a Medicine Hat family. Taking the stand in his own defence Monday, Steinke told court he didn't intend to harm anyone when he snuck in through a window at his 12-year-old girlfriend's home on the night of the murders.

"There was never any plan discussed. I never went there with the intention to harm anyone," he said Monday, contradicting the previous evidence of two friends and online exchanges in which Steinke and the girl discussed killing her parents.

"I was just going to pick her up and go back to my place," he testified. "There was never any discussion of killing her family."