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Shocking Moment Suspect Is Informed Of A Murder He Committed During Police Interview

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Shocking Moment Suspect Is Informed Of A Murder He Committed During Police Interview

Watch the moment that a convicted killer is told by police about the crime he committed.

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It was a brisk night on 6 January 2018 in Belgrade, Montana, when estranged husband Joseph 'Paul' DeWise drove to Lauren Walder DeWise's home. He had his son, Joe, in the car with him.

Wearing a knitted ski mask, DeWise kicked down the back door of Lauren's home and shot her to death.

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He also seriously injured her housemate, Ashley Van Hemert.

DeWise and his son were bought in for questioning about the crime but denied any involvement, instead claiming that they'd gone to a nearby shop for some beer.

That's what makes the interview footage so chilling. Not only does DeWise deny his horrific actions; he fanes shock.

As you can see in the video above, the interviewer asks DeWise: "So, the reason that I wanted to talk to you is there was some issues that happened over at Lauren's house last night."

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The interviewer tries to establish where Paul was that night. Credit: Credit: Mind Of A Criminal/YouTube
The interviewer tries to establish where Paul was that night. Credit: Credit: Mind Of A Criminal/YouTube

The interviewer goes on to ask DeWise if he was 'over there at all', and asks him for an alibi.

To which DeWise replies: "What happened?"

Yep, as if he didn't just commit an awful crime.

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The interviewer goes on to explain that someone broke into Lauren's home and that she died as a result of her injuries.

Here's where the really messed up bit starts. Responding to the official, DeWise says: "Oh my God", before crossing his arms and rocking back and forth.

When probed by the interviewer, he says: "This is news to me. I don't know anything about it. They [the police] told me when they picked me up they're investigating a homicide. I did not think I, well, you know, I just - there's some weird stuff that's been happening since I've been in Bozeman (Montana)."

Paul began rocking back and forth. Credit: Mind Of A Criminal/YouTube
Paul began rocking back and forth. Credit: Mind Of A Criminal/YouTube
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DeWise is then asked how his separation and pending divorce from Lauren was going, to which he responds: "It depends on who you ask. For her, it's fine. For me, it's been really tough."

He goes on to add: "I've had trouble dealing with it, you know?"

DeWise then gives a makeshift alibi, saying that he fell asleep that night, didn't leave the house, and then remembered that he went out for some beer.

In actuality, he would drive to Lauren's house with his son, kill her and injure her roommate, and be found guilty on all three charges in court.

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He was sentenced in February 2020 to 220 years in prison, with no eligibility for parole, as reported by KRTV.

Featured Image Credit: Mind Of A Criminal/YouTube

Topics: News, True Crime, US News

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