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Peter Braunstein’s 20/20 Confession

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ABC announced late yesterday that Bill Ritter will be interviewing Peter Braunstein on 20/20 tonight. For those hoping Braunstein — following one of the most depressing criminal cases in recent memory — would go away quietly: Nope. An excerpt from the interview, which took place at Bellevue Hospital:

Peter Braunstein: “I didn’t really do anything in rape or murder her … even the lowest form of criminal comes into something plan.”

Bill Ritter: “You just figured out how to get in.”

Peter: “Yeah that was really what I reached in my thinking.”

Bill: “Of course she didn’t know that, she didn’t know that you didn’t have a plan, she didn’t know you weren’t going to kill her. She didn’t know you weren’t going to rape her. She had no idea … You didn’t rape her.”

Peter: “Yeah.”

Bill: “You didn’t hurt her physically? You did touch her.”

Peter: “Yeah I touched her.”

Bill: “It happened and what did you do?”

Peter: “I think I like fondled her breasts twice.”

Stay classy, 20/20.

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