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UPDATE:Brandon Mackey's Confession Will Be Allowed for Trial

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SAVANNAH, GA - On Monday the public heard from the man accused of shooting and killing volunteer firefighter Wesley Franklin.

Franklin was shot and killed as he sat in a Sandfly bar in June of 2012.

During a motions hearing prosecutors played the videotaped interview with Mackey soon after he was arrested in Texas.

During that interview, Brandon Mackey admitted to being the man on the surveillance tape, and the man who fired several shots at Deb's Pub and Grub the night Franklin was killed.

"In my mind, I said I'm not leaving here empty handed," said Mackey on the tape. "My intentions were to scare them not to hurt them."

"When I was standing there I just POW. I didn't fix on where i was shooting. I didn't take my attention off of them."

"As I got through hers. POW POW POW POW."

There was Audible crying in courtroom from the Franklin family after Mackey admitted how he felt after he heard about Franklin's death and when he admitted to firing the shots.

"I never wanted it. My intentions were never to hurt anyone," explained Mackey.

"I couldn't believe what I just saw," Mackey said as he watched TV reports about Franklin's death.

A judge listened, and ruled that Mackey's videotaped statement was voluntary and is admissible in court.

Its a small victory for Franklin's family, who still want justice.

"I saw no remorse on his side for what happened to Wesley," said Jimmy Franklin, Wesley's father. "I feel he was more worried about his children, what was going to happen to them."
 
"When he rode around all night long, looking for someone to rob," said Delane Reese, Wesley's mother. "He had a loaded gun. He had intentions and our son paid that cost. He's caused all this pain for us."

"We all saw what that video showed. Its cut and dry," said Jimmy Franklin. "The evidence has been there. There's no need to drag this out any longer. Its been enough. Its time to get justice for Wesley."

Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap said she wanted Mackey to see his own confession, with the hope it might spur him on to make a plea instead of go to trial.

He will have until July 7 to plead guilty, if he doesn't then his murder trial would start in August.

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