Deborah Ross, left, and Nathan BurrisA man on trial for his life chilled a California courtroom as he snapped his fingers and told the jury to find him guilty quickly so that he could get back to his cell to watch the football.
49-year-old Nathan Burris is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend at a toll booth in 2009.
He initially tried to plead guilty, but was not allowed to do so since he faces the death penalty if convicted: Burris has insisted on representing himself, and California state law prohibits anyone pleading guilty to a capital offence unless they are represented by a lawyer.
After seven days of testimony establishing that Burris had lain in wait for Deborah Ross and her friend Ersie Charles Everett III, it was time for Burris to take to the witness stand for cross-examination.
And as soon as he was sworn in, Burris immediately told the jury that "I did it. So what?" and demanded that he be found guilty straight away so that he could get back to prison in time for "Monday night football".
"No remorse, no regrets, no mercy. ... You want me to draw it out in crayon?" he added.
Prosecutor Harold Jewett then pressed Burris on whether he thought his father "would be proud of him" and talking him through the details of the crime, which took place at the toll booth on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge where Ross worked.
But Burris refused to be moved, pointing towards the jury and telling Jewett, "This ain't Sesame Street. They get it, bro... I'm still alive, they're not, and that's all that matters. I'm ready to roll on down the road."
Burris then turned directly to the jury and said that he wasn't "going to be up here crying about what happened three years ago... You might be disgusted, but it is what it is."
Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled for Tuesday, and if found guilty the trial will move into a second phase where the jury will decide whether the death penalty is appropriate - though on the same day, California's voters will vote on whether the death penalty should be repealed in the state.