Seamus refused to confess at first before snapping, insisting Athena left him no choice. Seamus recounted how, following his wife's death, he followed Athena to her hotel and asked her to sing his wife's favourite songs to him as a way of remembering her. When Athena rejected the offer as she was disturbed by him following her, Seamus grew angry and started shouting at her. As Athena went to leave, Seamus grabbed and punched her before running away. He told the pair that Athena planned to tell the police about her assault after the show so he knew he had to kill her to protect his secret. Seamus quickly sharpened a prop sword and crept up above her. When she reached her crescendo, he dropped the sword and killed her. In court, for assault and murder, he was detained in a high security medical institution by Judge Emerson.