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Cook Confesses to Killing Three People in Elgin

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ELGIN, Ore.--  Gregory Alvin Cook, the man accused of killing three people in Elgin, Oregon, confesses to the crimes.

Cook is accused of killing 51-year-old Shannon McKillop, 50-year-old Frank Scaramuzzi, and 28-year-old Jeremiah Johnston.  He was caught days later in Thurston County, Washington.

As police escorted Cook to jail, he confessed to killing all three, and it was caught on camera.  You could hear a police officer asking him if there was anything he wanted to say.  He said, "I'm very sorry."

Late in the conversation, Cook says, "I did it, and I apologize to all the families and everybody who's affected by it.""

Cook also blamed methamphetamines for his actions.  He says, "It changes who you are as an individual when you're under the influence of that stuff for days and weeks at a time.  It changes who you are."

As of Monday, Cook was charged with the murder of Shannon McKillop and now faces aggravated murder charges for the two other victims.  He could face the death penalty.