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Prosecutor: Man Confesses to NJ Church Killings

MONROE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia prosecutor says a man accused of
killing his estranged wife and another man at a New Jersey church
has confessed to the shooting rampage.

Walton County Assistant District Attorney Eric Crawford says 27-year-old Joseph Pallipurath gave a videotaped confession on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested at a motel 40 miles east of Atlanta.

He's accused of killing his 24-year-old wife and a church member on Sunday and critically wounding his wife's cousin.

Crawford says Pallipurath told investigators he would have killed everyone in the church if he'd had a machine gun.

Pallipurath told authorities he was unhappy that church members were blocking his attempts to contact his wife, who had left him three months ago.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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