Accused denies any involvement in deaths
A central Alberta man accused of shooting his parents and sister in the head before the family’s farm house was set ablaze told police investigators it was his co-accused who committed the crime. Video from a police interview with Jason Klaus following his arrest in August 2014 was played at his first-degree murder trial in Red Deer on Monday. Klaus, 42, told officers it was Joshua Frank who killed his relatives and he had nothing to do with it but he learned details of the crime from the spirit of his dead sister, who visited him shortly after the killings to tell him who was responsible and how they died. Frank, 33, is also on trial for first-degree murder in the deaths of Gordon and Sandra Klaus and their daughter, Monica, in December 2013. In the video, investigators told Klaus he’d given them information about the murders only the killer could have known. Klaus countered by saying he’d gotten Frank to confess to the killings by telling him bush cameras hidden on the farm caught him in the act. “He said he was the one who murdered my parents and sister,” Klaus told investigators.