BROOKVILLE — Testimony about a jailhouse confession by Steven P. Rebert emerged during his Aug. 11, 2010, preliminary hearing in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, and Thursday, the man who allegedly heard the confession testified for the prosecution Thursday.
Joel Eagleson, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., now residing in Batavia, N.Y., told the jury about a 15- to 20-minute conversation he and Rebert had in early June 2010, after Rebert had been arrested by authorities in Genessee County, N.Y., for possession of a weapon.
Eagleson testified while in the cell, Rebert was undergoing withdrawal from Oxycontin.
District Attorney Jeffery Burkett asked Eagleson if he had any knowledge of the Shugars' murders or the investigation in Pennsylvania prior to his talk with Rebert.
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