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Accused murderer: "I shot him"

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A Cherokee County man admits to killing a well-known Jacksonville coach. That's how prosecutors describe a 2-hour police interview played in court Thursday.

26-year-old Jimmy Mosely was asking a judge to cut his bond down from $250,000 to $125,000. But prosecutors wanted the opposite: his option for bond taken away. And they used his words against him.

Jacksonville little league coach Stacy Hunter was murdered in 2012.

People who knew him described him as a mentor and a good friend. But one night at the club he ran in Jacksonville he was shot four times and died.

In court Thursday, prosecutors played audio from a 911 call placed by a man at the club that night who seemed to fear for his life.

"I don't know if Stacy's been shot. I just ran because [the shooter] was looking for anyone to shoot," the caller said. "Oh God."

The caller gave a detailed description of the shooter, which Jacksonville police said described Mosely.

"He's known as one of the trouble makers around here. The rumor was back in the day he acted up in the club and Stacy hit him in the forehead with a flashlight and made a scar," the caller said later. "This is the same guy."

Police said Mosely later turned himself in--first with a story about how he didn't shoot Hunter. But eventually investigators said Mosely asked them to come down to the jail and talk things over one more time.

In a 2-hour interview, video of which was played in court, two detectives argued with Mosely about different versions of the truth.

"I was drinking. So I'm gonna be honest with you. I'm not sure what was going on man," Mosely said early in the interview.

"This may be partly my fault but I'm not going down by myself though," he said later.

After about an hour the story seemed to change again, and with it came the apparent confession.

"When I reached for the gun he hit me in the face. Boom. And then I shot him," Mosely said. "I told my uncle 'I shot Stacy. I shot Stacy.'"

After considering the evidence, the judge denied defense attorneys' motion for bond reduction, instead raising it to $500,000. Mosely's brother testified that even the $250,000 bond was unattainable given the family's financial circumstances.

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