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>> we are live in landover hills with what we have learned about the investigation. >> reporter: indeed we have. we have learned that the fire department is still going through the grieving process with the viewing scheduled for tomorrow and the funeral the following day. you can see here at the landover hills fire department there's equipment out front. there's the bunting over the base and the ambulance draped with flowers. the person who did this shooting at the temple hill incident friday was using a handgun. it was apparently a legal gun. we're learning a bit more about the parameters of the investigation. that investigation is really just getting started. it's still sinking in across the county's public safety sector. >> this past friday at 7:30 we lived our worst nightmare. >> the death of john ulmschneider and the wounding of kevin swain will bring new scrutiny to the fire departments
and police departments protocol in checking on the welfare of someone and having to force entry into their home. the fire chief says any new directives will come after john ulmschneider is laid to rest. the man who fired the shots has not been arrested or charged. he's told authorities that he thought the people who were forcing their way into his home to help him were there to rob him. he fired his handgun several times. there are a number of factors yet to be settled before it is determined whether or not any charges will be filed. >> what we have to assess is what's reasonable given what his belief was about whether danger existed or not. >> reporter: and there's physical evidence from the scene still to be gathered and processed. >> how this incident played outside and inside the home. >> reporter: authorities don't expect this to be
process, but they promise a thorough one. and it will be a process that will be watched by jurisdictions here and perhaps all over because fire departments typically share experiences like this. on the other end of the tragedy, there are efforts to make sure that tragedy is not repeated. coming up on news 4 at 6:00, we'll have more on what we have learned today about this and what's ahead for this fire department. we're live in landover hills. derrick ward, news 4. attorneys for the local school aide accused of producing child pornography are trying to block some of the evidence in the case. deonte carraway produced video of kids engaged in sex acts with him. they want his statement to investigators suppressed saying carraway has a functional iq
difficulties. hundreds of families, including many from our area, rallied outside the supreme court today, making an emotional plea to today together here in the state. the high court heard challenging to the president's immigration policy. there's already word that justices appear to be divided on the issue. chris gordon joins us live with more. >> reporter: this case, pat, involves millions of immigrants and their families. texas leads 26 states that have challenged president obama's immigration policy. they say he doesn't have the power to do so without the authorization of congress. families from across the country came to the u.s. supreme court. they want the justices to uphold president obama's executive order, allowing parents to stay in the u.s. if they have children who are citizens or
it could allow 4 million immigrants to stay, get driver's licenses, and work permits. but opponents like the tea party patriots who sponsored this rally at the supreme court say the president doesn't have the power to change immigration policy. >> we respect the rule of law in this country, and president obama has extended and overreached his executive authority. >> reporter: the dominguez family moved from mexico to maryland. peter was born here, but his mother, brother, and father could be deported. >> i don't know. maybe tomorrow i don't come back for my family. >> reporter: her son is 21 months old and was born here. >> i'm afraid that i could be separated from my family and my young son. >> reporter: a group "help save maryland" has no sympathy for undocumented immigrants. >>
deported. i'm sorry. you came up here illegally. you took a risk. and now you've been caught. >> reporter: heather lives with her family in new carrollton. she was born on the fourth of july. >> i don't want the police to take my mom and dad to mexico because i will be alone here. i will be sad. >> reporter: now the death of antonin scalia leaves the supreme court with eight justices. it takes five votes for either side to win. however, if there is a 4-4 split, that leaves the lower court ruling in effect. that lower court ruling blocks the president's new immigration policy. that's the latest from the u.s. supreme court. chris gordon, news 4. we asked this question on social media today. do you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if they are rearing children who are u.s. citizens. and our results so far show 68%
path to citizenship. 32% say no. you can continue to cast your vote on the nbc washington facebook page. people taking part in the ongoing democracy awakening protest. organizers called this an advocacy day with hundreds of protesters at the capital. they want congress to reform big campaign finance laws. >> the democracy is about the people, not the money. >> congress is not listening to what the american people want. we have to increase the pressure on them. >> police have arrested more than 1200 protesters. on the eve of the new york primary, a new national poll shows bernie sanders closing the gap with hillary clinton among democratic voters. that new "wall street journal" survey shows clinton with just a
advantage she enjoyed last month. the survey shows her leading with women and minorities while sanders has the edge with men and older voters. ted cruz brought his message here to maryland. cruz even called it a battleground state. >> 65% to 70% of republicans recognize that nominating donald trump hands the election to hillary clinton. >> i don't want to believe the polls. the polls are what they are. they are beyond anything that anybody has seen. if you look at the other folks who are running, they couldn't care less about new york. we care about new york a lot. we care about new york values. >> there was just another report in the news today. i'm the only -- i think i have the highest positive rating of any of the candidates in the race on either side of
field. >> now our recent nbc marist poll had trump with a 12-point lead over cruz and kasich. the maryland primary is next tuesday. d.c. fire crews had to perform what's called a high angle rescue after a woman got her arm stuck in an elevator door at a metro station. we're told the elevator stopped and the woman tried to open the door herself before it closed on her. she got stuck between two floors. this happened at the judiciary square metro station earlier today. the woman is expected to be okay. a prince george's county man is in critical condition right now after an accident on the job. he was performing some kind of mechanical work on a bulldozer when a piece of equipment fell on him. this happened on dyson road in brandywine. a former police officer pleading guilty to killing
northern virginia bureau chief julie carey reports on the deal and family reaction. >> reporter: in a barely audible voice, ex-police officer adam torres for the first time apologized to his victim's family. i'm truly sorry for my actions which caused john geer to lose his life. above all, i'm heartbroken that mr. geer's children will grow up without their father. torres had faced a second-degree murder charge, but pleaded guilty instead to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. prosecutors will seek just a one-year jail term. the victim's father admits he has mixed feelings about such a short sentence. >> he has admitted to at least a felony, and that is -- that helps the situation as far as i'm concerned a little bit. >> reporter: prosecutors say they were prepared to show that during a standoff only torres kept pointing his gun at an unarmed geer, ton
claims he saw geer drop his hands towards his waist and pull the trigger. torres had been fighting with his wife before the incident and had a history of prior emotional meltdowns on the job. the decision to accept the plea just yesterday when geer's partner and mother of two children said she was very wo d worried about the couple's oldest daughter having to testify. >> i wanted him not to be a police officer anymore. i wanted her and her daughter to have some sense that some justice was done, although it certainly is not a perfect or ideal situation. >> reporter: in fact geer's mother adamantly opposed to the deal. a jury trial posed a risk of no conviction for torres. >> part of that reality is that he was a police officer, and it's very difficult to get a unanimous jury to convict a
this magnitude. >> reporter: the police department refused to provide details about the shooting until a judge ordered it. last year the county paid the geer family nearly $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. now even though john geer's daughter feared the ordeal of testifying, she and her sister issued a sharply worded statement directed at county officials. when i join you at 6:00, i'll tell you what the two daughters are demanding. >> julie, could the judge actually reject the plea deal? >> reporter: the judge could. while the plea has been entered, they come back on june 24th for sentencing and if the judge doesn't like that sentence or he hears from other family members that urge him to reject it, he could set that aside, torres could back out of the plea, and it would be sent to another judg
incident that happened inside this police station is now under investigation. plus, murder at the red roof inn. in the past hour, police revealed new details about the attack in montgomery county. we're getting
new information about that deadly earthquake. minutes ago we learned one american is among the dead. i report from the live desk next. temperatures into the low to mid 80s across
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right now, testing for zika. there are changes coming to virginia just as mosquito season kicks into high gear. plus, there's no end in sight to the verizon strike. thousands won't be coming to work anytime soon. for the first time, we're seeing how petco customers have a little money coming to them due to a merger. i'm chris lawrence. at least 350 people have been killed. we just heard -- officials have just confirmed at least one of them is an american. that massive earthquake hit ecuador. there have been more than 150 aftershocks since the quake hit over the weekend. r
country are in place searching for survivors in the rubble. among those still unaccounted for is an american woman who runs a tiki bar in an area between two of the hardest hit cities. gentry's family has said they've been not able to get ahold of her on the phone. the state department has not identified the american person who died, but they have been in contact with that person's family. gent gentry's father says he has not heard from anyone. a fairfax fire and county rescue worker has been missing for several days. no one has heard from nicole mittendorff since last tuesday morning. her car was found in shenandoah national park. with the start of mosquito season just around the corner, virginia is now an official test site for possible zika cases.
the division of consolidated laboratory services as a test site. having the richmond lab will allow for more timely results. virginia has reported 11 cases of zika so far, all associated with travel outside the u.s. there is now a police investigation involving a famous local cemetery following a news 4 iteam investigation. we have the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: two agencies are now investigating complaints about mt. olivet. it's one of the most famous cemeteries in our area because there are well-known names buried there, including francis scott key. about a week ago, our investigation pieced together leaked receip
questionable services made on tax exempt credit cards, including a new roof, a new fence, and multiple appliances at the private homes of the superintendent and his stepson, who is the cemeteries assistant superintendent. after our story aired, the superintendent's wife made this facebook comment saying, they are at my son's house and the lake house. she continued, all of the money was paid to the cemetery, and i have nothing to hide. but she later deleted the post. since our story, we've also heard from angry lot owners, people who purchased plot at the cemetery. they told us they feel like the men misused their money because that's where the bulk of the cemetery's finances come from. at least one lot ownerells us she h he has filed a complaint for theft with ther
police department. today the county's prosecutor confirmed to the news 4 team his office is also investigating the matter. we reached out to the cemetery's attorney for response who didn't have a comment today. they do not wish to discuss their actions publicly. this story came to us through a tip. if you have a story we should be looking into, visit our nbc washington app or website and send us an e-mail. tisha thompson. thousands of striking verizon workers took to the streets of new york this morning. they along with elected leaders staged a rally in midtown manhattan. 36,000 verizon workers walked off the job last wedny.
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what was supposed to be a training exercise could have been gone very wrong. >> reporter: it was last saturday inside the first district police station here in southwest washington. between 10 to 20 officers, all armed, were preparing for their shifts when a uniformed officer entered the room with his
drawn. the officer was instructed by his sergeant to unload his weapon before entering the room and then pretend to be an active shooter. the police chief would not comment on specifics of what happened after the officer entered the room with his gun drawn. but sources say the officer dry fired the gun. >> i don't know anything yet. i just got a very brief summary of it. an official sergeant who was trying to do a training exercise. there was some confusion about the training exercise. i haven't even really seen a preliminary on it yet. >> reporter: the incident is now under internal investigation. no one was hurt, but at least one officer is now on medical leave due to stress. d.c. police are not supposed to use real guns when training. news 4. some of the smartest young minds in the country gathered at the washington convention center
and engineering festival. >> the goal of the festival was to inspire the next generation of problem solvers. 40,000 more attended the event than two years ago. >> that's a lot of brain power in one room. >> no doubt a lot of them meteorologists. i was there early on sunday morning. got to interview will whea wil d dr. kaboom. reston live cameras showing the blue skies, the sunshine. temperatures today well into the 80s. this is the warmest we have been since late september. it's going back that far. incredible day today. look at the highs back to the west or
fredericksburg at 86. 88 degrees in charlottesville. annapolis coming in at 75 degrees, so looking pretty good. the only thing really posing any problems, it's the tree pollen out there. tree pollen on the high side for sure. that's the only thing people are complaining about is the pollen because it's been a big factor and it's going to continue to be. no rain, no clouds. boston, you start to get in on some cloud cover there and a cold front trying to move down into our region. this storm just a monster, monster tomorrow. over 30 to 40 inches of snow in denver. 10 to 20 inches of rain around houston. devastating floods down there towards houston. you can hth
normally it means we're under some kind of a warning. with this it's most likely fire danger because we've been so dry. mild temperatures around 57 degrees at 7:00, 8:00 a.m. you'll need the shorts. the kids can wear the shorts for sure. 78 in frederick. we are going to see a cold front. that cold front will try to move through during the afternoon tomorrow. as it does, we'll start to see temperatures moderate a little bit. closer to average on wednesday after a high of 82 tomorrow. we'll get to 71 degrees on wednesday. thursday a high temperature of 75 degrees. as we move towards friday, another cold front moves through. that one brings at least a chance of some shower activity. show a high of 78 degrees. temperatures do cool a little as we head into the
thank you, doug. while we're enjoying the weather today, there is dramatic flooding to our south. we'll show you the rising waters and rescues. that's texas. the suspicious death at the red roof inn, well, now it's a case of murder. news 4. ♪ and some local students get a performance from a grammy at giant, shoppers are discovering
first at 5:30, a developing story in montgomery county where a death investigation has now become a murder investigation. a transgender woman found dead inside a rockville hotel. >> this evening we're learning more about the victim and what may have led to her death. officers found her body over the weekend at that red roof inn along shady grove road. pat collins is live now at police headquarters with new details in this case. >> reporter: jim, the scene the rockville red roof inn. the crime, murder. the victim of a transgender woman. and the motive, they say the motive may be sex. the rockville red roof murder victim identified by police as kiona monroe
her body found shortly before noon last saturday inside a room here. at the time of her death, police believe she may have been working in the sex trade. >> they have some information that causes them to believe that she may have been involved in prostitution at the red roof inn. >> reporter: investigators back at the scene again today collecting evidence. police believe kiona was killed sometime after midnight friday. they say the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the upper body. on facebook a friend says kiona was stabbed more than a hundred times and beaten in the head so no one would recognize her. on her facebook page kiona says she was born in upper m marborough. she just celebrated her birthday april 11th. many words of condolences today on tn
all around. now a couple weeks ago, kiona was charged with a sex crime in prince george's county. the victim there, a 14-year-old boy. more on that coming up at 6:00. pat, back to you. thank you, pat. d.c. police just announced an arrest in the murder of a long time worker at the fbi building. a stray bullet hit and killed 46-year-old gabrielle turner last month. he had worked for 15 years as a janitor at the fbi. police say he was an innocent bystander, and they credit tips from the public with helping them make an arrest. >> the people in this city are tired of the random violence, and they're tired of people being shot and children being shot in their community, so people are working with police. if you're going to commit these crimes in the
>> the accused gunman is kelby gordon. he's charged with second-degree murder. we're getting some new information about the bus that exploded in the heart of jerusalem today, injuring nearly two dozen people. images are showing fire and large plumes of smoke billowing from the back of the bus. officials say the blast was caused by a, quote, explosive device that was placed at the rear of one bus. the 21 people that were hurt were on the bus that exploded. this comes amidst a wave of violence onni israelis. a family in montgomery county is displaced tonight after their house caught on fire. chopper 4 flew over the home on mayflower drive near
cheney road. more than 65 firefighters responded to this blaze. fire officials report the fire started in the rear of the house and extended into the attic and the garage. and six chickens died. no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. ♪ the caps have a huge opportunity tonight. they are hoping to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the playoff series against the flyers. >> hey, we are way out in front tonight. carol maloney joins us now from the wells fargo center to tell us the reason for the caps early post-season success. boy, have they been on fire. >> reporter: yeah, they have. i bet you know my response. alex ovechkin, he does have a goal, but in the first two games he has knocked out two of the flie flyers stars. it's this bruising style of play that
his greatness in the postseason. >> he's a force when he has the puck. he's a force when he doesn't have the puck. it really kind of takes it a little bit of your focus off what you're doing if you're around looking for those guys. >> i think it's a big part of my game. i think i have to do it in that category. the boys are going to follow me. >> reporter: leading 11 hits in the first two games. o.v. getting physical. just another way of saying it's playoff time. >> it's time when you have to do not just score goals, you know, and do some offensive stuff, but you have to set the tone in different ways. physical game, smart play, and offense is on, defense is on. try to do your best. >> that's what we need from him. it's what
that's -- he has a job to do just like everyone else in his locker room. the job is to execute it and he's doing it well and we expect it from him for the rest o haf playoffs. >> that's why i say alex is unique in this game because he is one of the purest snipers in the game and he has that physical element that very few people in the league can even match it. he's a weapon for us that is a difference maker. >> reporter: ov bringing those video game skills to life. we'll see if that can continue here for game three. it's going to be extra challenging on the road. the flyers fans are going to be more than fired up before the game. they're going to have a tribute for the owner who passed away. these are t-shirts that everyone is getting as they enter the building right now. we'll send it back to you. >> what is that, like a
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more than 200 american troops will soon deploy to iraq as the country prepares to try to take back an isis stronghold. ash carter announced today 217 troops will go to iraq to train the iraqi army. the u.s. is also sending apache atta attack helicopters and an additional rocket system as they try to retake the city of mosul. a 12-year-old woodbridge, virginia, boy is recovering tonight after a shooting injury yesterday. a child and some friends were involved in a fight with an acquaintan acquaintance. a suspect riding inside an suv fired several rounds into the crowd, striking the victim in the arm and lower body. the shooter took off. the victim's
life threatening. detectives tell us the shooting was not random. drivers, consider yourselves wo warned. there are new bus only lanes in arlington and alexandria. she was a child prodigy. now an award-winning jazz mu musician is giving back to kids in our region. 85, the war i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that
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i'm scott macfarlane at the live desk. a middle schoolteacher was arrested for trying to have sex with a former student from fairfax county. that student just 13 years old. police arrested 24-year-old kathleen capitano in herndon. she is currently a teacher in brunswick county, north carolina. thank you. well, you now have a new way to commute around here. the region's first fully operated or completed rapid bus system is now in place in arlington and alex
which means they get to ride around the traffic along route 1 between pentagon city and braddock road. adam truss tracked the first rush hour commute today. >> reporter: if a bus gets its own lane and gets to roll around the traffic, it can make a difference. >> it will make it easier because we won't have to wait through all the traffic, the regular commuter traffic along route 1. that'll be definitely easier. >> next arrival in three minutes. >> reporter: the buses here come often and they show up on time. cool new screens give you a wealth of information. the bus stations themselves look like interesting transit stops. and if you can keep a schedule while providing reliable transportation, then you may get a following. >> we'll see. i'm cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: janet lives right across the street from one of these new stops. 's
crystal city metro station. she thinks there will be a learning curve, especially for drivers. >> i think this will be very confusing for a lot of motorists in the area. i'm anxious to see how it works. >> reporter: for the next 30 days, you'll get a warning that you're riding in a bus only lane. after that, you could face a $200 fine. riders can maybe, just maybe, make their commute a little easier. there are plans for a similar-type of system all throughout montgomery county. in arlington, adam tuss. news 4. the bus line may help what many think is our greatest challenge, traffic. in a new greater washington transportation survey, 33% of residents saying around is a
the most important transportation priority in this region is reducing traffic congestion and reducing the delays. many believe the maintenance of our roads and transit system and bridges needs to be improved. news 4's tom sherwood reports a new chain drugstore opening soon is part of the area's redevelopment, but that's also raising fears that it won't all be good news for long-time residents. >> reporter: historic anacostia. it's rows of modest townhomes new pawns in the redevelopment game. construction already under way. many welcome the change, like hair salon owner jawan clark, whose shop h
three years. >> i'm looking forward to the building up of anacostia. i know thyi'm in a good locatio. >> reporter: others fear current businesses will be squeezed out as the neighborhood improves. >> because they have seen what's happened in other parts of the city. they're wondering if the change happens here, will i be here to take advantage of it. >> reporter: a new juice bar, a new location for busboys and poets. the anacostia play house. she says everyone will be part of the changes. >> it's a new day east of the river. people want to locate here. there's a real temptation to sell and move, but there's also a real temptation to be here. >> reporter: these guys playing their regular games of dominos on martin luther king avenue aren't so sure. >> my mother lives on minnesota avenue, and her house has really skyrocketed. a lot of new buildings. they need som
>> reporter: everyone is watching the new plays in this old neighborhood. tom sherwood, news 4. it's been an historic rainfall in houston, texas today. in just a couple of hours, more than a foot of rain came pouring down leaving two people dead. homes and highways are totally flooded. schools are closed. bus and rail lines shut down. hundreds of flights cancelled. right now, thousands of resid t residents are being warned to stay indoors. more heavy rain could come tonight and into tomorrow. >> you can't turn around in that. >> don't get into it to begin with. that's a 1 in a 500 year event. it really is historic down in areas of texas where they will see some more rain. around here, it's starting to get a little parched as far as areas of western maryland. eastern areas of west virginia too. around here no
nothing but sunshine and toasty warmth. we have rain chances at the end of our week. 84 degrees officially. 85 reagan national with many areas around 85, 86 degrees, so i like the toasty. i like it when we have the june-type temperatures and it is toasty and not humid. this is the one thing that folks were whining about the most, me includes, because i was sneezing and hacking. the tree pollen still high. the largest contributor out of approximate 800-plus grains per cubic meter. more than 600 coming from oak. grass low, but that will probably be on the rise over the next few weeks. all these red bars indicate just how much above the average high temperature we will be, even for the end of the week and through the weekend. we'll see those temperatures start to come down a bit, i think, monday, next week this
that means the pollen will likely stay high. i say, yes, go ahead and wash the car because the rain chances that we have coming will be rather low. we have a weather front that's going to come through our area tomorrow, but it will be a dry front. for this evening, low 70s. i think even our sky will stay rather clear. the clouds, there will be a few coming through the area with that weather front tomorrow. as far as what to wear out the door, go with the short sleeves. the kids with the short pants. you with the sunglasses driving around. it will be another gorgeous, mild day. low 80s at least throughout the area tomorrow. that means we're going to warm very quickly. a morning that will start out in the low to upper 50s across the area. you can see those temperatures go way up. a little breezy during the passage of the afternoon hour. you'll see a few clouds tomorrow and a few clouds, too, on wednesday. the high temperature 70 degrees to 71. temperatures come down midweek, then they'll go right back
the end of the week. mid to upper 70s. there's your rain. a 40% chance. 60s next week where right now monday and late week could get a little bit of rain. today some students in southeast d.c. got a very special performance. >> they sure did. grammy award-winner performed for the children at turner elementary. ♪ nice. it's part of president obama's turn around arts program, which brings art, education programs, supplies and access to high pro-fipro profile artists. great program there. >> she's amazing. it was an emotional day for many at the boston marathon. find out why one of the winners was almost born to
the marathon bombing movie "patriots day." the movie will star kevin bacon and john union. it's the 120th running of the race. it also marks three years since the bombings. >> we have more from the finish line in boston. >> reporter: the 120th boston marathon started without a hitch. mobility impaired runners going off first followed by wheelchair raisers. men first, women a couple of minutes later, then elite women just after 9:30. the elite men following at 10:00. the first to cross the finish line a man of switzerland. 20 minutes later, american
fourth time in a row. by boylston street, the ethiopian stretched out to a comfortable win. an ethiopian man won for the men. >> sarah and i competed in college together, so we're very comfortable running side by side. it's something that we've done for many years, and we were commenting back and forth saying, wow, we are leading the boston marathon. we need to really take this in and relish the moment. now at 6:00, new
firefighter was shot and killed while responding to an emergency. how the tragedy could lead to changes in protocol. it was a training exercise so real it traumatized some of the officers. new new fallout and reaction from the police chief. tonight, the heated debate over immigration. first tonight, an unprecedented case in fairfax county creating reform for decades to come. >> a former police officer pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing an unarmed man three years ago. the victim's family and friends are accepting that plea, even as they lash out at fairfax county and demand change. julie carey broke this story. she joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: today's guilty plea marks the first time in fairfax county there's been a criminal conviction in connection with a policeman. the victim's daughters speaking out tonight,
their father's death made certain recommendations that need to be enacted right away. otherwise there will be more victims. ex-police officer adam torres for the first time apologizing to his victim's family. i'm truly sorry for my actions, which caused john geer to lose his life. above all i'm heartbroken that mr. geer's children will grow up without their father. it was worry over the fact that the victim's older daughter would have to take the witness stand that led to a last-minute plea deal to spare her the potential trauma. >> it was a concern because you don't know what the defense is going to do and what they're going to try to do. it's the uncertainty of it. >> reporter: torres had faced a second-degree murder charge, but pleaded guilty to involuntarily manslaughter. prosecutors will seek just a one-year jail term. >> he has admitted to at least a