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Jurors hear confession in stray bullet murder

May 18, 2012 2:13:20 PM PDT
Even as he confessed to the murder of a 17-year old girl, Boris Brown tried to avoid responsibility for it.

"I just feel like I - I didn't, like - I was just, I feel like the sh-t was controlling itself," Brown is heard on the confession tape played for jurors.

Brown is on trial for the October 2010 murder of Cheyenne Baez as she and friends were relaxing in the courtyard of the AK Houses on East 128th Street in East Harlem.

She was a business school student and had a job in the evening. Police say Brown fired into a crowd of people because he was angry about being robbed.

"Like my finger - like, I shot. It went off. I shot again. I shot again. And I just ran," Brown confessed.

His lawyer says the confession was coerced after 14 hours of interrogation without food, but brown doesn't appear to be under any duress when asked if anyone else fired the fatal shots.

"No one else had a gun but me," he said.

Family members of Baez left the trial as the tape was played, furious at what they called his callous dodges and excuses to police.

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