Victoria officer recalls seeing stabbing victim’s blue lips

Victoria police Const. Douglas Hanbury testifies on fourth day of trial for man accused of killing Revelstoke's Daniel Levesque.

  • Feb. 3, 2015 5:00 a.m.

By Jeff Bell, Victoria Times Colonist

Victoria police Const. Douglas Hanbury testified Monday that he caught a glimpse of Daniel Jordan Levesque’s blue-purple lips on Aug. 3, 2011, then heard one of the other emergency personnel at the scene say Levesque appeared to be dead.

The 20-year-old Levesque had just been rolled over from his face-down position on a couch, located in the Cormorant Street condominium from which police had received a 911 call about a stabbing a few minutes earlier. The call was placed by Joshua Tyler Bredo, Levesque’s then 26-year-old friend and his boss at a downtown 7-Eleven. Both men were taken to Victoria General Hospital, where Levesque died that evening.

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