CA teen who killed classmate claims Satanism as defense

CA teen who killed classmate claims Satanism as defense

[Ed. – The devil made him do it.]

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 (http://bit.ly/1jMv6o0). 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.

Now 20, they will be tried separately as adults, with Williams expected to go on trial first starting at the end of March, the Mercury News reported.

Williams told police he and Thompson began looking for opportunities to kill Russell about six weeks before the attack and had created two alibis, according to the transcript.

They went to Russell’s house on Nov. 10, 2009 and asked him whether he wanted to smoke marijuana. Russell went into a shed to get a lighter, and the teens attacked him when he came out, according to the transcript.

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