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San Jose Teen: Satanism Allowed Me to Kill Classmate
By Associated Press Monday, Mar 3, 2014
A Northern California teenager charged in the alleged thrill-killing of a high school classmate told police his religion, Satanism, allowed him to kill and he had already killed a rabbit and a cat, according to a recently released transcript of his interview with investigators.
“I guess I just finally wanted to kill somebody,” Jae Williams told San Jose police detectives two days after the November 2009 slaying of Michael Russell, 15, according to the transcript. “I had my chance and I took it.”
The transcript was reported by the San Jose Mercury News over the weekend. Williams and a second teen, Randy Thompson, were charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of Russell, a sophomore at San Jose’s Santa Teresa High School. They have pleaded not guilty….
Confession reveals chilling details of San Jose boy’s slaying
By Tracey Kaplan 03/02/2014
SAN JOSE — As police probed for answers to why he would fatally stab a high school classmate he’d befriended, 15-year-old Jae Williams struggled to explain. The boys weren’t close friends. His religion — Satanism — allows killing. And he’d already slain a rabbit and beaten a cat to death.
“I guess I just finally wanted to kill somebody,” Williams told detectives two days after the November 2009 slaying of Michael Russell, 15, according to a transcript of the interview. “I had my chance and I took it.”
While prosecutors have long claimed that Williams confessed to killing Russell with the help of alleged accomplice Randy Thompson just for thrills, documents recently made public as the case heads for trial reveal chilling new details about the teen’s slaying.
The accused young men, now 20, implicated each other in separate statements they gave to police. But Williams also made a full confession, prosecutors allege, revealing the victim’s last words and their coldblooded motive….