Otis McKane trial continues: Video exhibits McKane describing frustration with baby custody visitation points
McKane reportedly killed Marconi in an ambush-style attack outside San Antonio Police Headquarters in November 2016.
SAN ANTONIO – The second week of the Otis McKane murder trial resumed at 9 a.m. on Monday. He is charged with the death of San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi.
McKane reportedly killed Marconi in an ambush-style attack outside San Antonio Police Headquarters in November 2016. McKane confessed to killing Marconi and said he was angry with the police for not helping with his custody battle.
Otis McKane wiped his tears away in the courtroom on Thursday when the jury and family of the slain police officer Detective Benjamin Marconi watched the hour-long interview between law enforcement and the defendant.
Detective Mark Duke testified in court, explaining his memory of the McKane interview just the day after Marconi was shot dead outside SAPD headquarters on November 20, 2016.
Knowing the truth was a top priority for Duke when he presented the evidence against McKane in the interview. Duke used what he called a gentle and “empathic” approach to McKane and spoke slowly about the gunshot death of Marconi.
Expressing his love for basketball, McKane wanted to try his hand at the San Antonio Spurs D League.
The video shows McKane describing his frustration with child custody.
McKane argues with Duke about his philosophies of life, equating to being a gorilla, lion and boiling acid trying to adapt to life.
McKane loudly exclaimed that he had beaten up the first person he saw because he had nothing to live on.
He found himself approaching the first officer he could see.
During the interview, McKane apologized to the “dead officer (Marconi), his family, the judge and society”.
The jury will watch the McKane interview again on Friday from 9 a.m.
Check out the video that was shown to the jury earlier this week:
The Bexar County District Attorney plans to pursue the death penalty during the punitive stage of the trial if McKane is convicted on the charges.
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