LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors in the murder trial of a former Los Angeles fire captain have heard a recording in which he apparently confesses.

The Los Angeles Daily News says David Del Toro was heard whispering to himself “I killed her” in the recording played Thursday in court.

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Defense attorney Joseph Gutierrez argued that the eight-minute clip was taken out of context from a two-hour interview with detectives but the judge allowed it to be played.

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Del Toro, a 23-year veteran, is accused of beating and strangling Jennifer Flores at his Eagle Rock home in 2006. Her nude body was found in the street about a mile from his home. Investigators believe she was dragged behind his truck.

The defense says he couldn’t have killed her because he had blacked out from drinking.

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