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Chicago twin says he committed a murder, a crime his identical twin brother was convicted of

September 25, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Chicago twin says he committed a murder, a crime his identical twin brother was convicted of

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A Chicago man has made a stunning admission that he committed a murder 13 years ago, a crime that his identical twin brother was originally convicted of committing.

In a shocking plot twist only seen in movies, 38-year-old Karl Smith made the confession last week in a Chicago courtroom, as his identical twin, Kevin Dugar, sat in his heavily guarded seat holding back tears.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Smith made the admission that he was the gunman responsible for the 2003 fatal shooting that killed rival gang member Antwan Carter and injured one other person.

“I’m here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of,” Smith said.

He added that, at the time of the shooting, both men went by the street name “Twin.”

“We acted as one, where I was, he was, acting like each other. He pretended to be me, and I pretended to be him,” Smith said.

According to a defense filing, Dugar was picked out as the gunman out of a lineup that didn’t include his twin brother, by Ronnie Bolden a member of the Black P-Stones, a rival gang to Smith and Dugar’s Conservative Vice Lords.

Additionally, Dugar’s attorneys said the second witness to implicate their client was Bolden’s sister, who said during the trial that Bolden had implored her to name Dugar as the killer.

However, prosecutors are now asking if the identical twins intentionally impersonated themselves for the last 13 years for fun or are they trying to pull a fast one?

A judge recently denied Smith an appeal for his 99-year prison sentence for his role in a 2008 home invasion, which included the non-fatal shooting of two people including a 6-year-old boy.

The twins both appeared in court wearing different colored prison garbs.

Skeptical officials said Smith is risking nothing by admitting his brother’s crime but does give a shimmer of hope for his brother, who he is so close too, their mother told the Chicago Tribune “they were essentially one person.”

Smith, who espouses his mother’s maiden name, said he never came forward during his brother’s trial because he never thought he would be convicted.

Assistant State’s Attorney Carol Rogala questioned Smith’s motive for the confession, telling the judge that he only came forward after a court upheld his attempted murder conviction.

“He’s got nothing to lose,” Rogala said in court before Judge Vincent Gaughan, who has yet to decide if Smith is just taking an easy fall for his twin.

However, Judy Dugar maintains Smith is telling the truth, telling the Tribune, “He wouldn’t lie about that.”

The judge has not given an indication when he will issue a ruling.

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