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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/