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Confessed Killer Nicholas-Michael Edwin Jean: Using A Cops Episode To Avoid The Death Penalty

Nicholas-Michael Edwin Jean has confessed to killing a woman in a carjacking (and to having a whole lot of first names); he's currently in the process of trying to get a life sentence instead of the death penalty.

Part of his plea to the jury: I was once on Cops as a kid.

The Houston Chronicle reports that a Brazoria County judge will decide today whether the jury should see a recording of the long-ago episode showing Jean as "a confused toddler watching Houston police trying to settle a violent domestic dispute between his grandparents."

We're guessing grandpa was wearing an undershirt.

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Defense attorneys hope the episode will show the environment in which Jean was raised.

He's accused of killing 37-year-old Susana Puente De Jesus last year, after a string of break-ins and violence. When arrested, he led police to her decomposed body in the back of an 18-wheeler.

The trial has gone on for a month; it's expected to wrap up soon. Cops or no Cops.

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