Jury hears Angola 5 defendant on 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.