Skip to comments.In taped interrogation, Westerfield tells police 'my life is over'
Posted on 01/08/2003 9:24:19 AM PST by TomB
In a videotaped interrogation with San Diego police detectives four days after Danielle van Dam was kidnapped, an exhausted David Westerfield says "my life is over," seemingly coming close to an admission that he murdered his 7-year-old neighbor.
"As far as I'm concerned my life is over, the life that I had, the life that I was living is over," Westerfield says in the interrogation conducted the evening of Feb. 5, 2002. Danielle was last seen the night of Feb. 1.
"But you can't blame anyone but yourself, Dave," answers one of the police detectives.
"And I have no problem with that," Westerfield replies.
In the tapes released Tuesday, Westerfield admits "unusual" sexual encounters with his wife, denies anything improper about his alleged use of binoculars to watch neighbors and says the child pornography found on his computer was simply something he downloaded along with a lot of other pornographic images and that he had no sexual interest in children.
Superior Court Judge William Mudd agreed Monday to unseal the videotape along with hundreds of pages of transcripts, documents and recordings in the Westerfield case, as well as transcripts of police interrogations and court hearings conducted in secret.
Some of the material audiotape and videotape of Westerfield being interrogated during the early stages of the investigation was released Tuesday afternoon.
The remainder of the material, which ranges from transcripts of closed-door court hearings to motions regarding potential evidence, will be released Monday, Mudd ruled.
The ruling Monday came three days after Mudd sentenced the former design engineer to death for kidnapping and murdering 7-year-old Danielle van Dam, his neighbor in Sabre Springs.
Monday's court hearing came in response to a request by The San Diego Union-Tribune, which has been seeking access to the information for months. The San Diego-based 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled that Mudd must release the information.
The San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists made a donation to the legal costs.
Westerfield, who attended Monday's hearing, is scheduled to be moved within days to death row at San Quentin State Prison outside San Francisco.
During earlier court appearances, Westerfield was always dressed in civilian attire, but he appeared in court Monday in a green jail jumpsuit. He sat in a holding area so he couldn't be filmed by a television camera.
Oh, I thought demsux earned it by his idiotic reference to steamcleaning the MH. Didn't I make that clear?
Yoo hoo. I don't watch Court TV. How many times does one have to say it for it to sink in?
The coven must have had tough rituals last nite.
Westerfield Sentencing Hearing: august 28th, 2002 Posted by cyncooper to cyncooper
On General Interest 09/03/2002 4:13 PM EDT #931 of 942
Out of curiosity I put on Court TV and they were not showing the courtroom. I am listening to Rick Roberts. Post Reply | Private Reply | To 930 | View Replies
1218 posted on 01/24/2003 7:53 AM PST by Rheo
Thanks, I've seen those......not sure what you are wanting me to see.
1208 posted on 01/24/2003 7:17 AM PST by Rheo
Are you going to answer?
You probably won't get a reply until it's over.
I loved your little "where in the TESTIMONY" rant.
Why, one would think that you meant to imply your little list was all entered into evidence at trial, too, complete with the conclusions you feel free to draw.
By all means, draw your conclusions, as erroneous as they may be. Just don't set the bar at a different level for others. (Especially since I pointed out it wasn't testimony! LOL)
As the post I made clearly states, I put it on that day "out of curiosity" and they weren't even showing the courtroom. That means that I wasn't a regular viewer. That continues to this day. Instead of proving my a liar, you have proven my point.
demsux was saying that "we" are regular viewers and take our talking points from Court TV, which is as wrong as can be.
Understand now? (I won't hold my breath)
Take a shot, I'll really try to open up my cranium to allow your "knowledge" to penetrate.
Where on that list are the FACTS irrelevent, hyped, exaggerated or plain wrong.
These are facts, whether you like them or not.
You can't dispute these facts so you spew your venom in a Nasty Graceless manner.
Jaded. Non civil posts about us do not deserve a civil response. I have been civil for months, painstakingly explaining why I came to certain conclusions. Backing it up with testimony, etc.
Referring to covens, misrepresenting how one acquires their facts, etc. deserve a cyber thwack upside the head to demsux.
But if you care to align yourself with one who has so little regard for civility himself, and little regard for the truth, well, I will draw my conclusions from that, too.
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