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:
Deborah Carrick, 21, passed through northern Arizona on her way from Maryland to California for a friend’s wedding. He body was found off Highway 64 between Cameron and Grand Canyon National Park on Sept. 9, 1975. She died from blunt-force trauma to the head. Her ID and other belongings were found at an intersection in Santa Rosa, Calif. before her body was even found.
“A Bad Moms Christmas” — Three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn), rebel against the challenges and expectations of Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. This film opens Nov. 2 with early screenings Wednesday. Running time unavailable. (R)
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Disney Junior at the Movies: HalloVeen Party! — This Halloween-themed celebration features four Disney Junior episodes including Mickey and the Roadster Racers and a never-before-seen episode of “Vampirina” on the big screen. This film screens at 4 p.m. Thursday and 12:55 p.m. Saturday at Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 IMAX in Bend. Cost is $12.50 for adults
ISLE OF WIGHT, COUNTY – Investigator Randy Patrick was so close to retirement from the county’s sheriff’s office, his coworkers were planning his goodbye party.
Before he could turn over his badge, the sheriff asked him to stay on and try to solve the case of a brutally murdered woman.
It wasn’t a tough call.
“It didn’t take much thought for me to change my mind and say, ‘Yeah I need to get this wrapped up before I retire,'” Patrick said. “It’s just something I need to put to rest for the family.”
Patrick was one of the original investigators in the murder of Carrie Singer. He responded to the scene the night of July 1, 2004, when a farmer discovered Singer’s body in his field. “When I rolled up on scene, that’s when I saw the gruesome sights that I saw that have haunted
A murder case that remained unsolved for better than a decade concluded in Parker County district court Thursday when a 55-year-old Weatherford man was found guilty of murdering a Fort Worth woman whose body was found in a creek in Aledo wrapped up in trash bags in 2005.
Larry Wayne Driskill entered a no contest plea to the cold case murder of 29-year-old Bobbie Sue Hill and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ms. Hill’s five children were present for the sentencing and were in support of the plea agreement as a way to make sure that Driskill was finally held accountable for their mother’s death.
“Most cold cases that get resolved after this long are concluded because of DNA evidence that is tested with technology not available at the time of the original investigation,” said Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain. “Though we examined a lot of items of evidence in