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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Think twice about making shocking confessions on your death bed...

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Man recovers after 'deathbed' murder confession

When James Brewer suffered a stroke and realised he was dying, the church-going Oklahoma factory worker decided it was time for an extraordinary death-bed confession.
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No Fu**ing way!! That is some crazy sh**!!



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Local police were summoned to his hospital bedside where he lay after suffering a stroke.

Brewer is alleged to have then told them he shot dead a man he believed was trying to seduce his wife more than 30 years ago.

Detectives said Brewer, 58, told them he wanted to "cleanse his soul" and go to meet his maker with a clear conscience.

But in a bizarre twist of fate, Brewer survived the illness and now faces a new murder trial over the 32-year-old death of Jimmy Carroll in Tennessee - where the death penalty may await him.

Last week, a newly recovered Brewer and his wife, Dorothy, sold all their possessions in a garage sale and left their modest wood-framed home in Shawnee, Oklahoma, where they had reportedly been living under the assumed names of Michael and Dorothy Anderson.

They drove to Hohenwald, Tennessee, where he surrendered to the authorities.

Prosecutors claimed Brewer had confessed to shooting dead Mr Carroll, a neighbour, because he thought the man was trying to have an affair with his wife, Dorothy.

After he suffered a stroke earlier this month, Brewer allegedly told his wife to contact police in Tennessee and identify him as the suspect who had been arrested shortly after Mr Carroll's killing but released on bail.

Police said that Brewer admitted that he evaded bail and, with his wife, fled to Oklahoma where they started a new life, living quietly and becoming pillars of the local church.

The officer who interviewed Brewer at his bedside said his wife had tried to translate her husband's alleged confession because she thought he couldn't speak intelligibly due to his stroke.

Brewer told her to stop interrupting and said he wanted to confess himself, said police. He allegedly told officers he bought a gun and shot Mr Carroll twice, leaving him dying in a pool of blood outside a petrol station.

Detective Tony Grasso, who heard Brewer's statement, said: "He wanted to cleanse his soul, because he thought he was going to the great beyond." Now grandparents, they have a daughter, Kelly, who went to a local university and married a soldier.

Beverly Bailey, a neighbour, described them as "modest, hardworking people who never went anywhere".

"She was real soft spoken, and Mike was real, real soft spoken. He went to work grave yard shift and come home, and they'd just sit in there and that would be it."

The Rev Lawrence Guest, the clergyman at the Good Shepherd Chapel where Mrs Brewer established a Bible study group, said: "I don't know what their former life was but I do know they were both dedicated to the Lord."

He told The Oklahoman newspaper: "They've been in their own prison for the last 30 years. I think they've done their time."

But Brenda Buie, the murder victim's sister, accused Mr Brewer of opening "all kinds of wounds for us".

"Why now come back? Is his conscious bothering him you know? Is it because he doesn't want to die with this on his heart?" she said. "We just hope that something good comes out of this."

Brewer, who has yet to offer a plea, was formally charged last Thursday and is due to appear in court in Tennessee, which still has the death penalty, at the end of this month.
yeah that is some crazy shit, if I was in his shoes i dont know why i would confess to cops? I would confess to a priest if anyone



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I dont think he can be tried on acount of Doubble jepardy. If he has been in court before.

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I dont think he can be tried on acount of Doubble jepardy. If he has been in court before.
Really? Intereting..is there a link?



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I dont think he can be tried on acount of Doubble jepardy. If he has been in court before.
It doesn't appear he's been tried for this crime before or that he was even a suspect.

Statute of limitations, maybe?

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It doesn't appear he's been tried for this crime before or that he was even a suspect.

Statute of limitations, maybe?
There's no Statute of Limitations on murder. It also appears that he was arrested in connection to the murder but skipped bail and took up a new identity in Oklahoma. The Double Jeopardy law will not apply to this case.

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It doesn't appear he's been tried for this crime before or that he was even a suspect.

Statute of limitations, maybe?
If it's a coldcase then I believe they have the right to put him through trial.

SOL only applies if they were unable to catch or convict the suspect while he was in custody.

Could be wrong though but I have watched humdred's of hour's of A&E
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