80-year-old man accidentally recorded murder confession - MRCAESAR.COM


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

80-year-old man accidentally recorded murder confession

An 80-year-old man linked to the shooting death of Kansas City attorney Thomas Pickert was charged with murder Wednesday after he accidentally confessed to the crime.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the charges against David Jungerman, who had recently been sued by Pickert.
Pickert won the $5.75 million case after Jungerman shot Pickert’s client, Jeffery Harris, and other men he suspected of stealing copper from his property in 2012.
Jungerman was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Pickert’s October 2017 slaying Wednesday, The Kansas City Star reported.
The father of two was found dead on his front porch a day after a judge ordered that Jungerman’s property be seized to pay off his debt.
A van belonging to Jungerman was found connecting him to Pickert’s puzzling death—but Jungerman was not considered a suspect.
David Jungerman, 80, was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of lawyer Tom Pickert in October 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (JACKSON COUNTY JAIL)
He implicated himself, however, when he inadvertently recorded himself saying he killed Pickert weeks after the shooting.
The recording surfaced at a court hearing in Vernon County, The Kansas City Start reported.
It appeared he forgot to turn off a recorder he had been using.
“People uh know that I murdered that son of a...” he is quoted as saying in court documents.
Jungerman is a farmer who makes baby furniture, according to reports.
Tom Pickert, an attorney, was shot to death while sitting on his front porch in Kansas City, Oct. 25, 2017.  (FOWLER PICKERT EISENMENGER LLC)
He allegedly told an employee that he “killed a lawyer with a gun and gotten away with it,” court documents show. “He did it because the lawyer stole his money.”
Jungerman used a .17 caliber firearm normally used to kill pests in the slaying.
He denied being at the scene of Pickert’s shooting.
Jungerman is being held at the Jackson County jail without bond after being accused of shooting a man he suspected of stealing an iron pipe from his building.
Pickert’s widow, Emily Riegel, advocated for gun control at the March for Our Lives rally against gun violence last month.

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