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E-911 tape: Florida triple-murder suspect admitted to killings

June 6th, 2014 9:23 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

E-911 tape: Florida triple-murder suspect admitted to killings

Knoxville police SWAT team officers examine a suspect outside a room at the Days Inn hotel Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. (Wade Payne/AP Photo)

KNOXVILLE — Accused Florida triple-murder suspect David Smith who holed up in a West Knox County hotel on May 27 told E-911 dispatchers he was bipolar and off his medication, that he killed his sister and that one of his two wives lived in Knoxville.

Transcripts show Smith called E-911 dispatchers at 9:44 a.m. and said he was wanted for murder in Polk County Fla., that he had a .40-caliber rifle and that he was ready to die.

At 9:46 a.m., Smith “admitted to the people he had killed,” and said he “does not want these (E-911) tapes released.” according to the transcripts released Friday.

A minute later, Smith then talked about sexual relationships with demons and the devil, said he was in a room by himself and would “attempt suicide by cop,” that he would not be taken alive and that he “does not want to kill himself,” according to the transcripts.

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