A MAN accused of trying to kill his ex-partner outside a Co Op told jurors he ‘can’t remember’ stabbing her 15 times.
Jordan Anderson is currently on trial at Oxford Crown Court after denying one count of attempted murder.
The 30-year-old, of no fixed abode, has admitted having a knife, stalking and stabbing his victim outside the London Road, Headington, store on the afternoon of March 12.
As his trial continued yesterday Anderson took to the witness box for the first time to profess his innocence.
He told jurors: “I have no recollection or memory of pulling out the knife.
“I only remember seeing one bit and it was like it was in slow motion and I was stabbing her in the shoulder.”
Asked if he was aiming for a particular part of his victim’s body he answered no, and he went on to deny having any intention of killing her.
He said: “I stabbed her obviously and it is hard for me to think about because it is not something I could ever think about doing.
“I think to myself why did I do that and I can’t even say why or give an explanation why.
“I wish I could just turn back time and not do it.”
Anderson said the incident now made him feel ‘absolutely horrible.’
He went on to say that he didn’t know why he ran off once the attack was over.
Explaining why he had a knife on him Anderson told jurors that in the run-up to the attack he had been homeless and had only carried the weapon ‘for protection.’
Anderson, who is a chef, described the knife used in the attack as a small kitchen knife, saying it was one that would be commonly used to peel potatoes.
Asked what he had done with the weapon afterwards he said he threw it down a side street after fleeing the scene of the stabbing.
The court also heard earlier in the trial a series of messages in the months before the attack and an allegation that in one message he threatened to stab her.
Before jurors Anderson denied sending that message.
During cross examination prosecutor Michael Roques put to Anderson that the reason he stabbed his victim that many times was purely to kill her.
He answered: “That’s your opinion, it’s not right to me.”
Anderson denies attempted murder and the trial continues.