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Man Confesses To Murder On Death Bed, Tries To Take It Back

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HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - James Washington almost got away with murder.

The Nashville man, in prison on an unrelated sentence, made what he thought was a death bed confession when he suffered a heart attack, admitting to the murder of Joyce Goodener on July 5, 1995, according to WSMV.

Washington believed he wouldn't live to face the consequences. Turns out, he did.

Prison guard James Tomlinson relayed Washington's confession in court.

"He kind of got as best as he could, motioned, and said, 'I have something to tell you. I have to get something off my conscience and you need to hear this.' He said, 'I killed somebody. I beat her to death,'" Tomlinson told the jury. click here to read more

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