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A California Man Confessed To A 25-Year-Old Murder Cold Case During A Local News Interview

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]]>Brian Keith Hawkins Confesses To 25-Year-Old Murder Cold Case

Man Just Confessed To Cold Case Murder From 1993 — During Local TV Interview

Forty-four-year-old Brian Keith Hawkins turned himself into California police on Tuesday over an unsolved cold case murder—from 1993.

Immediately prior to giving himself up to authorities, however, Hawkins was confessing to the crime for the first time at Sinclair Broadcasting’s KRCR in Redding, California.

The television station is directly adjacent to the police station. Hawkins phoned ahead so producers and journalists could be ready for his interview. When he arrived, he asked for a soda and a cigarette.

Without going into any details about the murder itself, Hawkins explained why he came to confess.

He said, “God and Christ and these things that have happened over the course of 25 years have pushed me and pushed me to do the right thing. I know the wrong can’t be changed but this is the closest I can come to doing the right thing.” Visibly shaken throughout, Hawkins continued:

Horrible, horrible, horrible, absolute horror, absolutely

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Police: Man confessed cold-case Syracuse murder to ‘on and off again ex-girlfriend’

Syracuse, NY — Syracuse police questioned Alfred Thomas Jr. soon after a 21-year-old man’s death in 2007.

They questioned him again two years later.

But it wasn’t until cold-case Detective John Nolan put together all the pieces that police felt they had enough to arrest Thomas, now 30, in the death of Silas “Keith” Collier on the city’s South Side.

In-between the murder and Thomas’s arrest in December 2016, Thomas was twice acquitted for possessing a stolen gun.

Today, Nolan said in court that he put together forensic evidence — including fingerprints on a van and a weapon — along with an alleged confession to determine there was enough evidence for an arrest.

Nolan was assigned a few years ago to investigate cold cases — those which remained unsolved more than five years later.

It’s clear that Thomas was on police’s radar since Collier’s death. But the first time they interviewed him in 2005,

Read more at: http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/09/police_man_confessed_cold-case_syracuse_murder_to_on_and_off_again_ex-girlfriend.html

Report: Suspect confessed to killing Bremerton man, 87

PORT ORCHARD (Kitsap Sun) — The suspect in the 2015 murder of an 87-year-old Bremerton man confessed to his jail cellmate he killed Floyd Zumwalt over outstanding debts – as well as confessing to an unsolved murder of a woman in Illinois more than 10 years ago, prosecutors alleged in court documents.

But on Wednesday, the attorney for Craig Warren Miller Jr., 45, told Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Kevin Hull that he wants to present jurors with evidence that might implicate another man.

The attorney said this other man went to Zumwalt’s Lebo Boulevard apartment the same day as Zumwalt’s homicide and, after returning home, removed his clothes and washed them in a bathtub.

Miller is

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