A man from Northern California has credited God for coming forward and admitting to taking part in a 1993 murder. During a television interview with KRCR, Brian Hawkins confessed to being one of the culprits behind the cold case stabbing death of 19-year-old Frank Wesley McAlister.
Hawkins, 44, made an emotional plea during the televised interview after walking into the Redding station to confess.
“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,” he revealed, adding that he was consumed with remorse.
After the interview, he gave detailed statements about the killing to 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 was visibly shaking on camera.
"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."
Hawkins told police that he and a pair of siblings -- Curtis Culver, 45, and Shanna Culver, 41, -- lured McAlister to a location to rob him, CNN reports. At some point during the robbery, the trio decided to also kill him. The victim reportedly came into some money after a settlement. He was allegedly an acquantince of the Culver siblings.
According to police, one of the Culvers has also confessed after Hawkins came forward on Tuesday. It is unclear if any of the suspects have obtained lawyers who can speak on their behalves. TIME reports that all three are being held in Shasta County Jail. Hawkins and Curtis are being held on $1 million bails each. Shanna is reportedly being held without bail.
[Photo: Redding Police Department]