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Prosecutor: Man accused of 1 murder says he really killed 16

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-20 17:46:03-04

WOODBURY, N.J. -- Officials say a man charged with beating to death a New Jersey resident he said sexually abused him as a child now claims he has killed a total of 16 people, including his ex-wife and three others in New Mexico.

Authorities say there's no indication his claim is true but will investigate.

A New Jersey prosecutor alleged Friday in court that 47-year-old Sean Lannon of Grants, New Mexico, said he confessed to 16 killings in all, NJ.com reported.

A public defender tried to get Lannon released from jail and said his client was provoked in the New Jersey killing.

Lannon has been named a person of interest in the four New Mexico slayings.