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Stayner Would Have Killed Again: Confession

Yosemite killer Cary Stayner would have struck again if he hadn´t been caught. That´s what he told FBI agents. Stayner´s tape-recorded confession from 1999 was played today to the San Jose jury that could give him the death penalty in the killing of three park tourists. The confession is central to the prosecution´s case. It details how Stayner plotted the killings, carried them out and tried to throw investigators off his trail.

Stayner wasn´t linked to the killings for months. Then, park guide Joie Armstrong showed up dead. Stayner admitted he beheaded her and also confessed to killing Carole Sund, her daughter, Juli, and their friend Silvina Pelosso. Stayner is serving a life sentence for Armstrong´s murder. His lawyer says he should be found innocent by reason of insanity.