“I stabbed him … to guard myself,” she mentioned Wednesday.
“I simply need him to cease.”
Hickson could not recall seeing blood however “felt, like a pop and I heard a splash” and dropped the knife in the lounge of a Maitland dwelling.
“After that occurred, I ran straight out as a result of I used to be frightened of him and I did not suppose he was going to cease,” she mentioned.
Hickson has pleaded not responsible to the homicide of Michael Carroll, 51, who died after being stabbed twice within the coronary heart on January 16, 2021.
The courtroom has mentioned that Carroll was a convicted felon who was repeatedly convicted out and in of jail whose rap included assaulting a pregnant partner as a result of she refused to have an abortion.
On the night of his demise, Carroll argued with one other particular person in the home earlier than Hickson instructed him to “simply ignore” and “shut up,” the jury mentioned.
Hickson mentioned he later known as her a “slut and a canine” however she did not suppose he would attempt to damage her till he pulled out a knife.
“Actually all I noticed was the blade, it wasn’t brief however it wasn’t lengthy both,” she mentioned.
Below cross-examination, she was unable to clarify how she ended up with the knife or how she was in a position to maintain onto her cellphone and keys in her left hand.
“I do not know, I am simply preventing for my life,” Hickson mentioned.
“I did not even know what was happening in my head, it occurred so quick after which I simply ran.”
Crown prosecutor Brian Costello instructed the jury that Hickson stabbed her father in an outburst of anger and frustration following the heated argument and was not afraid of him or appearing in self-defense.
If the jury believes that Hickson was frightened however her actions weren’t an affordable response, they might convict her of a lesser cost of manslaughter.