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Joey Lopez: "I don't even know if I'm alive or dead anymore"

Thursday, March 01, 2012

An emotional interview from a man on trial for murder caused him to break down in tears while listening to the audiotape interrogation.

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Joey Lopez is facing murder charges for gunning down a beer delivery driver two years ago.

Thursday morning in court, Lopez wiped away tears as the court listened to an interview he gave investigators hours after Richard Hernandez was killed.

Hernandez was getting ready to make his first delivery of the day at a mini-mart at Belmont and Palm when he was shot to death.

During the interview, homicide detectives repeatedly asked him why he murdered a man he never knew.

Joey Lopez: "You could look at me like I'm a bad person. But, I know I have a good heart, alright. But I don't even know if I'm alive or dead anymore, alright. It doesn't make no sense to me."

Detective: "It makes perfect sense."

The getaway driver has already pleaded guilty and testified against Lopez as part of a plea deal.

If convicted, Lopez could serve 55 years to life in prison.

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