As they drove him away, Hite said, they heard Morva say, "I didn't mean to hurt anybody."
Chuck Eaton, a special agent with the Virginia State Police, testified that when he later interviewed Morva in jail, he asked what he meant by that.
Morva corrected him, Eaton said, saying: "What I said was I didn't mean to hurt your friend."
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