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Mackowiak Says He’s Sorry In Confession Video

Posted by wlpo on February 16, 2012

“You don’t know how sorry I am” and “I swear to god I never meant for this to happen”.  Fateful words of Keith Mackowiak during an emotional confession played before the jury at his murder trial.

After nearly 50 witnesses, the prosecution showed a third and final jailhouse interview where Mackowiak says he acted alone in killing Al and Catherine Twardowski.  He explains how he hit Catherine once in the head with a shovel and nailed Al several times with the shovel and at least once with a hammer.  Mackowiak says Al “fought like a pit bull” and that he was the most courageous man he ever met.

While he says it’s no excuse, Mackowiak says he “lost his mind” because of smoking crack cocaine and drinking heavily.  He says he came to Seneca before the murders to rob former friend Matthew Roos and restart disputes with other people in town.  He says he got wrong directions from friend David Dulabhan and ended up at the Twardowski’s instead down the road at Roos’ house.

The trial will resume Tuesday morning with the defense expected to start calling witnesses.  It’s not known if Mackowiak will take the stand.

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