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Conversation with convicted killer Bryan Freeman

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Conversation with convicted killer Bryan FreemanThis Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most

Conversation with convicted killer Bryan Freeman

Bloomberg lvb index --- >>> rob vaughn: This Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most shocking crimes in Lehigh Valley history.>>> wendy davis: The Freeman brothers were teenaged skinheads... who... along with their cousin... murdered their parents and younger brother in Salisbury Township.

Now Bryan Freeman is speaking out about what happened on that fateful night.>>> rob vaughn: WFMZ's Jaccii Farris reports.2:07 Even after 20 years it still haunts me and haunts a lot of people it's sad.>>REPORTER: For the first time in nearly 20 years..

Bryan Freeman is talking about what happened inside his family's Salisbury Township home February 26th 1995.>>69 news: Police believe Dennis and Brenda Freeman were murdered along with their 11-year-old son sometime Sunday night.

>>reporter: The Freeman family was devote Jehovah's Witness.

But when Bryan and David..the eldest Freeman children... reached their teens...they no longer wanted to participate in the faith of their family.

(nat of skinhead music) Their rebellion took them deep into the Neo-Nazi skinhead movement... which was also embraced by their cousin Nelson "Benny" Birdwell.

>>freeman: The tattoos, the drinking just our overall attitude towards life our smoking.

It was a lot of things, a lot of little things.

>>reporter: The more Dennis and Brenda tried to get their boys back on the right track... The more the boys pushed back.

The friction in the family ignited a fury February 26th..

An argument erupted late at night... after Brenda repeatedly asked Benny to leave the home.>>FREEMAN: (exhales) Well, i grab the knife at some point during the argument and i end up stabbing her.

It just kind of all came out in that one second.

I didn't think about it.

It just happened.>>REPORTER: During the fight...Brenda got a hold of the knife... But 17-year-old Bryan grabbed the blade and got it back...cutting his hand.

He stabbed her again... Bryan says 16-year-old David and 18-year-old Benny ran out...leaving him with Brenda.>>FREEMAN: We were just sitting there at the floor staring at each other.

>>reporter: Bryan says one of the other teens came back down and killedBrenda with a pickaxe handle.

Upstairs...Dennis and Eric Freeman were bludgeoned to death in their beds.

The teens fled in Brenda's car... Only to be arrested three days later at the home of a skinhead associate in Michigan.

>>freeman: i definitely need to go to prison obviously.

You know i did a terrible thing and i absolutely deserve to be punished.

>>reporter: Bryan says he pleaded guilty to his mother's death to avoid the death penalty.

David pleaded guilty to the death of his father.

Benny Birdwell went to trial for all three murders... And was convicted for the death of Dennis Freeman.

No one has been prosecuted for the death of 11 year old Eric.

Jaccii Farris 69 News.

>>> rob vaughn: That was part one of a three part series.

Jaccii continues her conversation with Bryan Freeman for the next two nights... leading up to a 30 minute documentary.>>> wendy davis: "Kids who Kill: The

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