Before they went to get Marcos Duendes from his brief wait in the station house holding cell, Detectives Johnson and Contreras contacted the patrol officers who were interviewing Dr. Ugliski’s receptionist and neighbor to have them bring the pair in to take a close up view of Duendes in the interview room from the other interview room.
When the two saw Duendes in consecutive separate viewings, the receptionist said, “THAT’s him . . . I think.” The neighbor said, “I dunno. Maybe. I guess it’s him.”
Detective Contreras started the interview with Marcos in Spanish and told him, “We got all we need to convict you, Hombre. Just tell us WHY you did it.”
Duendes now visibly trembling blurted out also in Spanish, “Because he raped my wife when he was examining her! What would you do if she was YOUR WIFE?”
Detective Johnson now interjected in English, “Marcos, we’re going to record your interview so that everyone will know exactly WHY you felt it was your duty as a husband to avenge your wife’s stolen virtue, that it was what your family honor required, OK?”
“OK. Please do,” answered Duendes. “And let me add that the crime that HE committed against my innocent wife was more than any good man could stand. I’m sure people will understand THAT.”
“I agree. Thank you. And before I record this, I’ll first read you your rights so that everyone will know that this is official. OK?” Johnson added.
“Let’s go,” said Duendes. “I want to do this and get out of here back to my family.”
When Detective Johnson pressed the button to start recording video and audio of the apparently consensual interview, he began by saying, “Marcos Duendes, you have the right to remain silent, and anything you say will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney during this interview, and if you cannot afford one, an attorney will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as I’ve just read them to you, and are you willing now to waive these rights so that you can talk to us and tell us why you shot Dr. Robert Ugliski?”
After the so-called Miranda warnings from the police, which Marcos Duendes stated that he understood and willingly waived, he confessed to shooting Dr. Ugliski in the doorway of the doctor’s own home after going there to confront him for the horrendous crime of “raping” Priscilla when she was being examined by her sick son of a bitch obstetrician and that he got the gun from his high school friend Eddie Gonzalez who agreed that the Duendes’ family honor demanded that he do no less than what he did and that it was Lil’ Eddie who drove Marcos to Dr. Ugliski’s neighborhood this morning.
When Marcos was finished confessing to fulfilling his duty to avenge his wife’s honor, Detective Contreras said, “Marcos Duendes, you are under arrest for the attempted murder of Dr. Robert Ugliski. Please turn around and put your hands behind your back.”
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