A teen who admitted to police that he raped a woman tied to a bed, slit her throat and helped his uncle burn her remains also told officers that he regretted what he did, according to a videotaped interview played for jurors Friday.
"I feel really sad because I helped him," Brendan Dassey, now 17, told the investigators, referring to his uncle Steven Avery. "I feel sad for the family because they lost a daughter."
Dassey was charged along with Avery with raping and killing 25-year-old Teresa Halbach and burning her body on Oct. 31, 2005, near the family's auto salvage lot in rural Manitowoc County.
Avery, 44, was convicted last month in Halbach's murder. Halbach went to the property to photograph a minivan Dassey's mother wanted to sell through Auto Trader Magazine.