Yesterday, the court released tape of SDPD's interrogation of Westerfield. This tape was excluded from presentation at trial on grounds that Westerfield's rights had been violated. At one point, he's perceptibly tired, he complains he hasn't had a shower in 48 hours. He asks them to bring in the DA, some other people, and "someone I can talk to." He says his life as he's known it is over. The detectives ask him if he'd like to be left alone. He says no, but asks if the officer would like to leave his gun on the table for a moment. "That would be silly," he's told.
Westerfield never comes out and admits the murder, but that there is pretty damning to me. I hope the Van Dams find some closure in this. They can't get their daughter back, but they know the right man will (eventually) get zorched for it.