Brian Hawkins, 44, is seen in this undated photo, said in a TV interview with the 1993 murder of 19-year-old Frank Wesley McAlister.
(Shasta County, California., Sheriff’s Office (AP))
A California man confesses the 25-year-old unsolved murder in a television interview, because, he said, God had urged him to come forward.
In an interview with KRCR, 44-year-old Brian Hawkins said he and two others were responsible for the 1993 murder of 19-year-old Frank Wesley McAlister.
Hawkins said that it was God that motivated him to come forward.
“God and Christ, and of these things that have happened in the course of 25 years have pushed me and pushed me to do the right thing,” he said.
Hawkins does not reveal the details of the murder in the interview, but told the researchers that he, Curtis Culver, 45, and his sister Shanna Culver, 41, murdered McAlister by stabbing him to death. He told them that the trio initially wanted to rob the young man.
Hawkins said they have the body dumped in the woods, where it was found by hikers a year later.
The expression of his repentance, Hawkins maintained in the television interview that he lost his life, and after committing the murder.
“Terrible, terrible, terrible, absolute horror, absolutely horrible since that day. Every minute of every day is a nightmare,” he said. “Frank never got to live a life, but we were teenagers and now I am 44 and still not even had a life and now, probably, not yet.”
After the interview, Hawkins went to the Shasta County Sheriff’s office to meet with the police investigators, the Redding Police Department said.
He was arrested on Tuesday following his confession, and the Culver brothers and sisters were arrested the following day in the house.
Hawkins and Curtis Culver be held on $ 1 million bail, while the other Culver brother or sister is being held without bail.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.