fed him. The three were together in the living room in what
Mr. Suarez-Noa described as “a happy moment”.
 Mr. Suarez-Noa testified that they had a discussion about
Mr. Suarez-Noa using Ms. Cowell’s car. He said it was not an
argument. He then went into the kitchen to make a sandwich.
 Mr. Suarez-Noa indicated that he was in the kitchen mak-
ing a sandwich with a knife in his hand when Ms. Cowell came
into the kitchen, said something to him and left the kitchen. Mr.
Suarez-Noa did not hear what she said. He followed Ms. Cowell
into the living room to ask her what she had said. He had the
knife in his hand. Mr. Suarez-Noa’s testimony in-chief continued:
. . . I actually didn’t get it, right? So I was — I walked towards her and, this
is when everything happened, okay, that moment. She just start attacking
me. Well, well maybe, attacking — yelling. Attacking, yelling at me. All of a
sudden she was like, I can’t do this no more. I can’t do this no more. I need
my life back. And for sure I was not expecting that, like. I was like, whoa,
wow. I didn’t know what to do. I actually didn’t know what to do. I was
expecting her to ask me for help for something. I don’t know. And then she
said, I want my life back, I’m moving out. I’m moving out, I’m taking [our
son] with me. I remember I told her — I think I was still trying to recover.
I was like, you can’t do that. You just can’t do that. You just can’t move — you
can’t do that. You just can’t move away, and I said you can’t do that. She
said, and I’m sorry for the words, I can do whatever fuck I want. I’m Cana-
dian and you’re a fucking immigrant. I’m moving away, I’m taking [our son]
with me and I’m going to do everything in my power for you not to see him
again and you will have to support me for the rest of my life. And I lost it,
okay? I lost it. I couldn’t handle those words. I lost it, I flipped.
Q. What did you do?
A. What did I do? We’re here today. I lost it, okay? I stabbed her. I lost my
temper for seconds and, and I stabbed her. I just couldn’t handle those
words, I just — my son, away? It didn’t — I would be — I would do anything
I can do for you not to see him again. Who says those things?
 Mr. Suarez-Noa recalled stabbing Ms. Cowell at least
twice. He had trouble recalling the sequence of events after he
started to stab her. He recalled dropping the knife and trying to
help Ms. Cowell. He remembered blood everywhere and watching Ms. Cowell die.
 Mr. Suarez-Noa packed his son’s formula and diapers and
drove to Guelph with his son. According to Mr. Suarez-Noa, he was
on “autopilot”. He could not really say why he decided to drive to
Guelph with his son, except that he routinely drove to Guelph.
 In cross-examination, Mr. Suarez-Noa denied that he
became extremely angry with Ms. Cowell immediately before he
killed her. He insisted that he “acted in impulse”, stating:
I just told you that I lost it for the things that she said to me. Yes, I lost it[.]