Posted: Aug 19, 2012 12:26 PM by AP
Updated: Aug 19, 2012 12:37 PM
TUCSON - Jurors in the murder trial of a man charged with killing a man and woman and then burning their bodies over several days have heard him confess in a taped interview with a television reporter.
Michael Carlson's statement to detectives investigating the May 2009 deaths of 49-year-old Kenneth Alliman and 52-year-old Rebecca Lou Lofton has been ruled inadmissible because his rights were violated.
But that didn't keep prosecutors from playing the television interview in court on Friday.
The Arizona Daily Star reports Carlson also said he had killed eight to 10 other people, but police have found no evidence of that.
His defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements that if Carlson would lie about committing murders that didn't take place, he would lie about killing Alliman and Lofton.
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