Man confesses to 1993 murder in emotional TV interview

  • Man confesses to 1993 murder in emotional TV interview

Man confesses to 1993 murder in emotional TV interview

Investigators in 1993 learned Hawkins and the Culver siblings were the last people to see McAlister alive, but they denied any involvement in his disappearance and said they had no information about his whereabouts, officials said.

Unable to bear the guilt, he said could no longer live with the knowledge that he had been involved in a homicide and that his faith in God commanded him to come forward.

Police have since arrested Hawkins, along with his alleged accomplices, 46-year-old Shanna Culver and her brother, 45-year-old Curtis Culver.

Online records indicate Shanna Culver was booked into Shasta County Jail and is being held on suspicion of murder.

Hawkins told KRCR he spoke with McAlister's family several times and wanted to meet in person to ask for forgiveness.

Hawkins and Curtis Culver are being held on $1 million bail, while the other Culver sibling is being held without bail. "I know the wrong can't be changed but this is the closest I can come to doing the right thing ..."

Wallace told the station one of the Culvers also confessed but did not want to say which one.

During his TV interview Tuesday, Hawkins, wearing a long-sleeve T-shirt and camouflage trousers and clasping a can of cola, declined to give details about the killing. "Horrible, horrible, absolutely horrible every day", Hawkins said of what it's been like in the years since the murder.

Hawkins told KRCR-TV that he and two others were responsible for the murder of a 19-year-old man in 1993
Hawkins told KRCR-TV that he and two others were responsible for the murder of a 19-year-old man in 1993

'Every minute of every day has been a nightmare, ' he said. "It's kind of weird, Frank never got to have a life, but we were teenagers and now I'm 44 and still haven't even had a life and now most likely won't anyway", Hawkins said.

Now he wants redemption as a born-again.

During the interview, a teary-eyed Hawkins told the news channel: "I've been through hell my whole life because of this".

Expressing his remorse, Hawkins maintained in the televised interview that he lost his life as well after committing the murder.

Hawkins at one point a year ago had even reached out to McAlister's family with the intention of revealing the truth and asking for forgiveness, however McAlister's father passed away before he could make it out. "By the time I got there, his father had passed away", a remorseful Hawkins told the news channel. Later, the trio chose to murder him instead, the department said.

After the interview was over, the TV station informed Redding's chief of police and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office that Hawkins was on his way to confess to a crime.

"It was a cold case, unsolved murder".

This wasn't the first time Hawkins wanted to confess-it was just the first time he was finally able to bring himself to do so.