He claimed he could not remember taking his dagger out of the picture frame in which it was usually displayed.
The defendant, who previously spoke of his fear of security cameras and surveillance, said the next thing he remembered was a bright light coming on and trying to get to his front.
“I felt like I was seen or compromised, white light was a trigger when I was a soldier, if a light comes on or someone sets off a flare, if that white light comes on, something’s going to happen,” Reeves said.
When asked what else he remembers, the defendant said, “I had a feeling it was me or it was them.”
Adam Feest QC, Prosecutor, asked: “When your wife said you needed to separate, did you at least partially blame Jennifer for torturing (your wife)?” asked the prosecutor.
Mr Feest added: “I cannot allow her or her to ‘torment’ Kayley – I would like to suggest that this is an accurate expression of why you went to your neighbors’ house that night. I will suggest that this is the truth.”
At the police station, he appeared confused and gave his name “Lance Corporal Reeves, sir” and his call number.
Two forensic psychiatrists concluded that Reeves did not suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or psychosis, but diagnosed him with moderate to mild depression, respectively.
Both said he may be suffering from “dissociative amnesia” – a condition common in domestic murder perpetrators when they are unable to process their act.
dr Prosecutors’ John Sandford said: “This has nothing to do with depression – it’s a reaction to a traumatic act, something that’s usually a reaction to something you did and not something that was done to you. “
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