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01/31/07

Prosecutors Play Videotaped Confession of Accused Serial Killer

Edward Charles Wilkins, Jr. Edward Charles Wilkins, Jr.
Edward Charles Wilkins, Jr. on the stand Edward Charles Wilkins, Jr. on the stand

A man accused of murdering three people nearly seven years ago sat in a Chatham County courtroom as jurors watched his taped confession.

Edward Charles Wilkins, Jr. now says he is innocent. If convicted Wilkins could get three life sentences.

Today , during day two of the trial, prosecutors played the videotape for jurors. They heard Wilkins admit to shooting Charles Bolden, Jon Andrea Wiggins and Jan Pringle, all prostitutes, back in 1999 and 2000.

Prosecutors also had an expert testify, saying Wilkins gun was a match to the bullets found in the victims and the shell casings at the scene.

Reported by Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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