A prisoner appeared to admit to his part in a murder during a live video stream from within his Ohio jail cell.
30-year-old Joseph Fletcher went on a 49-minute rant on Facebook Live, claiming to run the city of Akron, describing himself as a ‘motivational speaker for gangsters.’
The Federal Bureau of Prisons could not explain how he was able to get a cell phone into his cell to be able to post the live video, which was later obtained by WJW.
Fletcher is due to be released in May and is currently finishing a 39-month prison sentence on a weapons charge. Police describe him as one of the most dangerous individuals in the city of Akron.
In the video, parts of which are shown in the report above, he talks about the murder of LaDonte Smith, who was found shot to death inside a car in September 2010.
Another man Anthony Smart, also known as “Champy,” pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a negotiated plea.
“If it wasn’t for Champy I’d have a life sentence right now,” said Fletcher in his live video.
At one point in the video, he points his fingers like a gun and says. “I did it….everybody know I did it…”