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Posted by Boghound on November 21, 2012


Man has heart attack, confesses murder, survives

A man who confessed to a murder on his deathbed has survived and will now serve a life prison sentence.

James Washington from Nashville, thinking he was going to die as he was suffering a heart attack, was clearing his conscience.

He confessed to killing Joyce Goodener in July 1995, reports WSMV.

However, Washington – who was already in prison for a different crime – survived the scare and has since been found guilty of the murder.

Prison guard James Tomlinson recalled to the jury: "He kind of got as best as he could, motioned and said, ‘I have something to tell you. I have to get something off my conscience and you need to hear this’.

"He said, ‘I killed somebody. I beat her to death’."

Washington had tried to retract his statement in court before the verdict was delivered.

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