Jury hears Angola 5 defendant on tape

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Posted: Oct 26, 2011 2:18 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Jury, Angola, Defendant, Tape

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La.- A jury heard a recording of Angola 5 defendant David Brown telling investigators that he dragged Louisiana State Penitentiary security Capt. David Knapps into an
employee restroom and held the officer while a co-defendant hit him with a mallet.

The 49-year-old Knapps died in the restroom of the Educational Building at Angola's Camp D the night of Dec. 28, 1999, during an unsuccessful escape attempt by prisoners.

Brown is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting death of Harvey Reese in Marrero.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in Brown's first-degree murder trial, which began with opening statements Saturday.

The state is expected to rest its case Wednesday.

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