Confession Transcript

Read George Allen's complete 1982 police interrogation

A. No.

Q. You sure of that?

A. I'm sure. I didn't touch it.

Q. We have the knife, you know. Do you remember if you touched the knife?

A. Yeah, I guess so. Yeah.

Q. What'd you do with the knife then? She tried to hurt ya?

A. I don't remember.

Q. I want to show you a picture of a knife, and I'm gonna ask you to look at this knife. See that knife? Picture of that knife? Does that -- you ever see that knife before?

A. Yeah, in the house.

Q. In whose house?

A. The lady's house.

Q. And where did you see it at? The first time you seen it where'd you see it at?

A. In her hand.

Q. In what room?

A. The kitchen.

Q. Okay. Then you -- did you see it again then? Did you see where she'd gotten it from?

A. No, I didn't see.

Q. Did you see any other --

A. Got it out of her drawer.

Q. Well, are you sure? Did you see any other knives there?

A. No.

Q. This is the only knife you seen?

A. Huh.

Q. Did it look like the knife you're lookin' at in the picture?

A. Yeah, it looks like the one.

Q. Okay. And did she have this knife in the kitchen? Did she have it also in the bedroom?

A. She had it in the kitchen.

Q. She -- did she take it to the bedroom?

A. No.

Q. Huh?

A. I don't remember her takin' it to the bedroom.

Q. Okay. What -- did you take a knife away from her in the kitchen or -- or -- you remember that?

A. Uh, I remember takin' it away from her and throwin' it on the floor.

Q. Okay. In what room, son? (Cough)

A. Kitchen.

Q. So after she ran from the kitchen she went back into the bedroom, is this what you're sayin?

A. Yeah, that's what I'm sayin.

Q. Did she grab the knife before you had intercourse with her or after she had intercourse? After you had intercourse?

A. Before.

Q. Before. After you had had intercourse with her, you said you hit her with your fists?

A. Uh-huh.

Q. Did you knock her out? Did you hit her in the face?

A. Uh-huh.

Q. Did you go back and pick up the knife?

A. No.

Q. George?

A. I didn't.

Q. George, did you stab this woman?

A. I don't remember stabbin' her.

Q. Could you have stabbed her and don't remember?

A. I could have.

Q. How many times did you stab her, George?

A. I don't remember. I -- you know --

Q. You remember everything else. You remember how big her titties was. You remember how big her waist was. You remember everything else. Why wouldn't you remember that? Look at me.

A. I don't remember.

Q. Look me --

A. I don't --

Q. Look at me. Look at me, George.

A. -- because I'm a heavy drinker, and if I did it I was drunk at the time, I know.

Q. But how can you remember about everything else but you can't remember this?

A. Well, I'm picturin' it in my mind, you know.

Q. You're picturing what in your mind?

A. What happened.

Q. What happened? You tell me.

A. That's just what I said.

Q. I wasn't there.

A. That's what happened.

Q. But you're not saying anything about stabbin' her.

A. Was she stabbed?

Q. Yes, she was stabbed.

A. Well, she was stabbed during the fight, then.

(End of side one of tape)

Q. -- made by George Allen, Jr. The other tape -- side one of the tape ran out at approximately two twenty-one p.m. on March the 14th, 1982, the second side is bein' started at approximately two twenty-two p.m. Ah, I will again advise you of your constitutional rights for the purpose of the second side. Give me your name, again, will you please?

A. George Allen, Jr.

Q. Okay, George, I will again advise you of your constitutional rights.

That you have the right to remain silent. Do you understand?

A. I understand.

Q. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court. Do you understand?

A. I understand.

Q. You have the right to a lawyer and to have him with you while you're being questioned. Do you understand?

A. I understand.

Q. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer one'll be appointed for you before any questioning if you so desire. Do you understand?

A. I understand.

Q. Okay. These are the same rights that I read to you on the other side of the tape?

A. Yeah.

Q. Okay. Now, continuing, ah, where we left off, I had showed you -- you had mentioned first that when you went up in the woman's apartment that she ran into the kitchen and grabbed a knife. Is that right?

A. Right.

Q. And I asked you to describe that knife and you says -- you indicated with your hands that it was about how long?

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