ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Jurors in the Jacob Brouch manslaughter trial Monday got to watch a three-hour videotaped interview between Brouch and police detective Milton Jakeway.
Brouch was charged with manslaughter after his best friend Michael McCloskey died after shooting himself in the stomach on March 6, 2011. Police say the pair had been playing a drunken game of Russian roulette the night McCloskey died.
Jakeway told Brouch that the evidence and his story didn’t add up, and that it seemed more likely that McCloseky died while trying to stop Brouch from pulling the trigger on himself. Brouch denied that he had been playing Russian roulette before McClsokey died.
“Guns aren’t toys -- they’re designed to devastate everything in front of them,” Brouch said, “I was reckless yes, negligent yes. Mike getting shot: not my fault.”