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Serial bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt

Serial bomber's confession: 'I wish I were sorry, but I am not'


AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - In a 25-minute video police are calling a confession, Austin serial bomber Mark Anthony Conditt offers no clues as to a motive behind the attacks - but the video isn't without a few details.

In addition to describing the six bombs that that he constructed - five that exploded and one that didn't - with a level of specificity that identified the differences among those bombs, Conditt's confession also shed some light on his state of mind during the attacks.

"I wish I were sorry, but I am not," Conditt says on the recording.

He also describes himself as a "psychopath" who has been disturbed since childhood.

"We are never going to be able to put a rationale behind these acts, but what I can tell you having listened to that recording … he does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate. Instead it is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life that lead him to this point," said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.

In the most chilling detail released from the recording, Conditt says that if he thought authorities were closing in on him, he would walk inside a crowded McDonald's and blow himself up.

A seventh bomb was used by Conditt to commit suicide early Wednesday morning as officers approached, bringing an end to 19 days of terror in Austin.

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