Officials: Austin bombing suspect made a cell phone recording
Texas officials say that the Austin bombing suspect is a long-term mobile phone recording, which they use as a form of confession. This recording also gave the officials the confidence there are no other bombs.
Mark Anthony Conditt, the Austin bomber behind a series of explosions in Texas last month, said he wished he “were sorry, but I’m not” in what the police labeled a “confession” of a report Thursday said.
Sources familiar with the context of the shooting told the Austin American-Statesman that Conditt called himself a “psychopath” and thought that he would be upset since he was young.
In a press conference Wednesday, Austin police chief Brian Manley said the approximate 25-minute phone recording, the defendant described seven explosive devices he made, including the one that he exploded during the deadly confrontation with the police. Manley described the message as “the outrage of a very challenged young man talking about the problems in his personal life.”
AUSTIN BOMBER INCLUDED IN A 25-MINUTE ‘CONFESSION’ TO HIS DEADLY CRIMES, POLICE SAY
The Statesman, according to sources, said the recording was 28 mins long and started with Conditt saying, “it’s me again.” He then went on to attribute authorities the possibility to him of his appearance in the FedEx shop in the South of Austin, in which he was caught up in the surveillance images of two suspicious packages.
Surveillance photos show Mark Anthony Conditt, two suspicious packages on Sunday from inside a South Austin FedEx Office store, where authorities said he had shipped the two items with explosives inside.
Of the two packages, he is dropped off at the location, one exploded on a conveyor at a FedEx sorting facility outside San Antonio in Schertz on Tuesday, while the second was intercepted by the authorities later that day in a factory near the Austin airport.
Conditt reportedly credited authorities the ability to find him due to the fact that he went to the FedEx store.
In the recording, the defendant said that if he believed that the police were on his tail, he would enter a packed McDonalds and set off an explosion, the Statesman said. He is reportedly also recorded the consequences of the explosions had on those who were injured and relatives of the deceased.
The Statesman, citing sources, said Conditt not a reasoning for that was aimed at the blast. Manley a similar reaction Wednesday during the press conference, saying: “there was no reason given as to why he has chosen for” the persons involved.
The Austin Police Department says in a tweet Thursday that the second roommate who lived with Conditt was released from the phrasing of the question. Conditt the other roommate, who was also detained Wednesday, has been released.
“Their names will not be released, because they are not under arrest at this time,” police said.
The second roommate who was questioned was released. Their names will not be released, because they are not under arrest at this time. APD PIO https://t.co/6zhGrI0G51
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 22, 2018
KXAN reported that there are new photos of Conditt the Pflugerville house, with a number of boarded up windows and shards of broken glass in the pavement.
NEW: a First look at Austin bomber at home. Some of the windows boarded up, broken glass on the street. #AustinBombings pic.twitter.com/MlmY8zsyO9
— Wes Rapaport (@wesrap) March 22, 2018