TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- Watch the video to hear audio recordings played in court and for extended coverage from Action News reporter Kate Valentine.
A police interview with Brandon McDuffie reveals what he told Tulare police when they questioned him about his neighbor's death. The recording was played in a Tulare County courtroom Thursday as McDuffie's trial continues.
Prosecutors say McDuffie beat Manuel Alves killing him before robbing him. Also in court - an evidence technician reviewed items found at McDuffie's home a day after the crime. Then later Manuel's daughter Delma Dias identified those same items as belonging to her father. She also identified a necklace found on McDuffie when he was taken into custody.
McDuffie repeatedly told police that he attacked Manuel on July 4, 2013. But that he didn't mean to kill him and went back to the home to check on the victim.
Prosecutors say he attacked Manuel and ransacked the home motivated because he. Needed. Money.
McDuffie's girlfriend took the stand saying she didn't remember what happened that day. But in a played interview with police she said she knew McDuffie was planning something to solve his money problems.
Police audio recordings heard in Tulare murder case
Watch the video to hear audio recordings played in court and for extended coverage from Action News reporter Kate Valentine
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