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Man says texts from Walmart made him confess to 1997 murder

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Posted at 7:55 AM, Sep 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-23 09:55:08-04

BOONE, N.C. — A North Carolina man said text messages from a store caused him to become paranoid about a murder he says he committed 17 years ago in Arizona.

According to Fox 8, Matthew Gibson drove to Arizona and meet with detectives to confess his secret.

“He says the texts messages and voice mails from Walmart informed him that a prescription for Anita Townshed was ready. Gibson also later received an envelope with a Walmart advertisement in it but no return name or address. Gibson, a former cocaine and methamphetamine addict, decided that Townshed must have been the woman he killed and he felt someone might have put ‘a contract on his head.'”

Click here to read more from the Charlotte Observer.