The president of the Austin chapter of the NAACP is calling on investigators to release the recording of what the authorities have referred to as the dead bomber’s confession.
Nelson Linder said Friday that the public should get to hear the entire 25-minute recording so that everyone can learn more about the suspected bomber, Mark Anthony Conditt.
Hey says select details of the recording have been described or leaked to the news media “in bits and pieces, which is problematic.”
Interim police chief Brian Manley has said the recording portrays the 23-year-old Conditt as a troubled young man but doesn’t reveal a motive. Police have declined to release it for now, citing the ongoing investigation.
Authorities say Conditt planted four bombs in Austin this month that killed two people and injured four others.