SAN QUENTIN (CBS13) –After 14 years of denying responsibility for the murders, convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine is now admitting to his involvement.
Shermantine sat down with CBS13′s Koula Gianulias at San Quentin State Prison in an exclusive interview from death row.
Since February, Shermantine has sent five letters from his cell on death row to CBS13. The most recent to Gianulias said he was ready to sit down and meet face to face.
“He just sat a few feet away from me,” Gianulias said. “He wasn’t cuffed. We were in a cage.”
“When I would ask him those difficult questions, he would look down. His face would change,” she said.
All along, since his arrest in 1999, he’s blamed all of the murders on childhood friend Loren Herzog. Now, for the first time, he’s taking some responsibility for horrific crimes spanning two decades.
“I’m sorry for the murders,” he said. “My intention is not to cause all this pain.”
Gianulias said “I asked him repeatedly if he will ever confess to the murders. At the very end of our two-hour interview, he admitted ‘I had an active role.’”
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