October 1, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A recently released transcript of a Northern California teenager's interview with police reveals new details in his alleged thrill-killing of a high school classmate.
Jae Williams and a second teen, Randy Thompson, are accused of fatally stabbing 15-year-old San Jose high school sophomore Michael Russell in November 2009.
According to the transcript, Williams told San Jose police his religion, Satanism, allows killing and he had already killed a rabbit and beaten a cat to death. He is also alleged to have told investigators he wanted to kill somebody, had his chance and took it.
The San Jose Mercury News reported the transcript over the weekend. Williams and Thompson, now 20, are set to be tried separately as adults on first-degree murder charges.