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Defendant told police a vision led to slaying In an interview with authorities, the man on trial in the death of Matthew Stegman said he could read minds. By ABBY SIMONS REGISTER STAFF WRITER A videotaped interview played at his murder trial Wednesday showed Terry Williams regretting the reasons he said compelled him to brutally beat Matthew Stegman before slitting his throat and driving a knife up the back of his head. After turning himself in for the Sept. 3, 2006, murder of Stegman, 18, Williams told Des Moines police detectives that he and Robert "Wolf" Myers conspired to kill Stegman based on his vision that Stegman planned to rape the 13-year-old daughter of Myers' girlfriend. The vision came with what Williams said was his ability to read minds, something he viewed as a curse. "I could see him tying her up and raping her," Williams said in the videotaped interview, played for a jury Wednesday afternoon in the second day of Williams' first-degree murder trial. "You can read minds?" asked Police Detective Kurt Bender. "Sometimes. I wish it didn't happen," Williams replied. "I think people's thoughts are private." Sitting motionless in the courtoom, Williams was also devoid of emotion in the chilling hourlong interview with Des Moines See TRIAL, Page 8B Williams Stegman

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  1. The Des Moines Register,
  2. 19 Jul 2007, Thu,
  3. Page 19

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