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Cold case murder solved: Man confesses to murder on TV 25 years …

Frankie Wesley McAlister’s brutal and senseless murder haunted the lives of his parents for 25 years and his father died a broken man last October.

The 19-year-old’s brutal 1993 stabbing in northern California’s Shingletown remained unsolved until last week, when a man walked into a TV station and dropped a bombshell.

Brian Keith Hawkins, now 44, told KRCR that he was “sick of running” and that “God and Christ” and his own conscience had pushed him to admit to his role in McAlister’s death.

Frank McAlister was just 19 when he was stabbed to death in 1993. Photo / Redding Police

“I’m going to turn myself in next door at the sheriff’s department for a crime I was involved in years ago. It was murder,” Hawkins told KRCR.

He said he stabbed and

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‘Every Minute of Every Day Has Been a Nightmare.’ Man Confesses to Decades-Old Unsolved Murder on TV

(REDDING, Calif.) — A Northern California man confessed to a 1993 killing in an emotional interview with a television station, saying his faith in God led him to do the right thing.

Brian Hawkins told KRCR of Redding that he and two accomplices robbed and killed 19-year-old Frank Wesley McAlister, whose slaying was unsolved for nearly 25 years.

The 44-year-old Hawkins refused to give any details about the killing in Tuesday’s interview but said living with the secret had been “absolutely horrible.” He said he wanted people to know he was remorseful.

“Every minute of every day has been a nightmare. It’s kind of weird, Frank never got to have a life, but we were teenagers and now I’m 44 and still haven’t even had a life and now most likely won’t anyway,” Hawkins said.

After the interview, Hawkins went to the Shasta County Sheriff’s office to meet with police

Read more at: http://time.com/5102083/frank-wesley-mcalister-unsolved-murder/

Man confesses to cold case murder on TV, turns in self and accomplices – Austin American

“Twenty-five years ago, my nephew, Frankie, was murdered. Today, the man that did it confessed, and he and two others will now be brought to justice,” McAlister wrote. “Some closure, but the passing of Frank’s father, my brother, a couple of months ago (is) too little, too late.

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Man confesses to cold case murder on TV, turns in self and accomplices

“Twenty-five years ago, my nephew, Frankie, was murdered. Today, the man that did it confessed, and he and two others will now be brought to justice,” McAlister wrote. “Some closure, but the passing of Frank’s father, my brother, a couple of months ago (is) too little, too late.

Read more at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national/man-confesses-cold-case-murder-turns-self-and-accomplices/76sT4amJnVJcLeh6JvVlyJ/

Man confesses to cold case murder on TV, turns in self and accomplices

“Twenty-five years ago, my nephew, Frankie, was murdered. Today, the man that did it confessed, and he and two others will now be brought to justice,” McAlister wrote. “Some closure, but the passing of Frank’s father, my brother, a couple of months ago (is) too little, too late.

Read more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/national/man-confesses-cold-case-murder-turns-self-and-accomplices/76sT4amJnVJcLeh6JvVlyJ/

Man confesses on television to cold case murder – KTRK

After nearly 25 years, a cold case murder in California may have finally been solved.

Brian Hawkins confessed in an on-camera interview with KRCR about his involvement in the killing of Frank McAlister.

“Every minute of every day has been a nightmare,” Hawkins told KRCR. “Frank never got to have a life, but we were teenagers and now I’m 44 and still haven’t even had a life and now most likely won’t anyway.”

After the interview, he walked into the sheriff’s department and confessed.

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Man confesses on television to cold case murder | abc13.com – KTRK

After nearly 25 years, a cold case murder in California may have finally been solved.

Brian Hawkins confessed in an on-camera interview with KRCR about his involvement in the killing of Frank McAlister.

“Every minute of every day has been a nightmare,” Hawkins told KRCR. “Frank never got to have a life, but we were teenagers and now I’m 44 and still haven’t even had a life and now most likely won’t anyway.”

After the interview, he walked into the sheriff’s department and confessed.

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Man Confesses to DC Cold Case Murder, Says He Will Lead Police …

The man charged with killing his girlfriend, a federal worker, in 2009 confessed to the crime on Friday and has agreed to help investigators find her body in exchange for a lighter sentence. 

Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, 52, agreed to serve 12 years in prison for the murder of Pamela Butler. As a part of his plea agreement, Rodriguez-Cruz said he will show authorities where he buried Butler’s body. 

If he doesn’t cooperate, he will once again face a first-degree murder charge. 

“If he doesn’t get any time, we just want the body,” Butler’s brother, Derrick Butler, said. 

Boyfriend Charged in D.C. Cold Case Murder of Pamela Butler

More than eight years after Pamela Butler disappeared, police have charged Jose Rodriguez Cruz with murder in connection to her death. Her body has never been recovered. News4 learned Arlington County Police are also investigating Cruz for the disappearance of his first wife. News4’s Pat Collins reports.

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Man who crashed into Kylie Jenner’s gate confesses to unsolved murder – WLS

A man who crashed into Kylie Jenner’s gate last year confessed to the stabbing death of a homeless man in Anaheim and has been linked to a second murder, police said.

Anaheim police say Marvin Magallanes voluntarily turned himself in for a January murder that had remained unsolved.

“He walked into the front counter here at the Anaheim police department, reported to the front counter staff that he had come to confess to the commission of a murder,” said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Sabah Alsaad, a 49-year-old homeless man, was stabbed to death in January on the 1200 block of South Magnolia Avenue.

Detectives had used forensic evidence to link that crime to a similar killing in October, the murder of Onosai Tavita, 52, also homeless, on the 900 block of South Ball Road.

They had made that link about a week before Magallanes turned himself in.

“We knew that the same suspect was responsible

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Man who crashed into Kylie Jenner’s gate confesses to unsolved murder in California – KTRK

A man who crashed into Kylie Jenner’s gate last year confessed to the stabbing death of a homeless man in Anaheim, California and has been linked to a second murder, police said.

Anaheim police say Marvin Magallanes voluntarily turned himself in for a January murder that had remained unsolved.

“He walked into the front counter here at the Anaheim police department, reported to the front counter staff that he had come to confess to the commission of a murder,” said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Sabah Alsaad, a 49-year-old homeless man, was stabbed to death in January on the 1200 block of South Magnolia Avenue.

Detectives had used forensic evidence to link that crime to a similar killing in October, the murder of Onosai Tavita, 52, also homeless, on the 900 block of South Ball Road.

They had made that link about a week before Magallanes turned himself in.

“We knew that the same suspect was

Read more at: http://abc13.com/news/man-who-crashed-into-kylie-jenners-gate-confesses-to-unsolved-murder/2012509/