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By: Jennifer Saucedo
During most of his three hour taped interview with police, capital murder defendant Lorenzo Thompson defends his actions. Thompson is accused of stealing Vanessa Pitts purse at a gas station off Highway 90 and Military in April 2010. Witnesses say Pitts chased Thompson, clinging on to his truck. She was later killed after she was thrown off the truck.
Thompson, who was arrested several days later, made several phone calls before a detective walked into the interrogation room. During one phone call with his mother, Thompson states he didn't mean to hurt anyone.
"I didn't murder her," said Thompson. "I didn't kill nobody. I mean, that is something else."
If convicted of capital murder, Thompson could get life without parole or death.
Manson disciple's tapes being analyzed by LAPD
May 23, 2013 21:44 GMT
By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police have obtained the decades-old taped conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney.
Detective David Holmes says the department has had the tapes for a couple of weeks and Robbery-Homicide Division and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office are analyzing them.
A federal judge ruled in March that Charles "Tex" Watson waived his right to attorney-client privilege when he allowed his lawyer to sell the eight cassette tapes to an author nearly 40 years ago for a book on his life.
The tapes are being reviewed to determine whether there's evidence that could resolve unsolved murders.
Watson is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. He sought to prevent turnover of the tapes.
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