Roy James Samuel: Indicted After Telling TV Reporter Yeah, I Killed My Girlfriend
It's a staple of any TV show or movie involving a high-profile murder case; hell, it's a Law & Order staple: millions of reporters flocking to a perp-walk, shoving microphones in the suspect's face and asking the obligatory "Did you kill your wife/mistress/boss/third-cousin-once-removed?" to which the suspect is supposed to reply with the obligatory "No!"
Well, that was easy.
But accused murderer Roy James Samuel flipped the script when, earlier this month, he felt the perp-walk scenario called for more candor -- and now he's been indicted. When Samuel surrendered himself at the Jefferson County Jail on a charge of killing his ex-girlfriend, KFDM reporter Ron Reynolds shouted out the routine "Did you kill your ex-girlfriend?"
We're guessing he was just waiting for the routine "No!" so he could file his story and go grab a brew, but Samuel instead offered a "Yes." As KFDM reports, Reynolds followed up, natch, with "Why did you do it?"
"Jealous," Samuel said.
"Why were you jealous?"
"Because she left with another man last night after I asked her not to."
We're guessing Samuel would have been indicted anyway -- according to the KFDM story, his dying ex managed to utter her killer's initials before losing consciousness -- but he certainly didn't need to help pound the last nail into his coffin.
We're just looking forward to whatever upcoming L&O franchise is going to rip this one from the headlines and have some middling guest star confessing to a gruesome hatcheting to a reporter (who will be described as a "vulture" by at least one character) while some no-good defense lawyer in a fancy suit moves to exclude the confession from the record.