PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Convicted cop killer Marco Parilla testified before a jury Thursday.
The jury is to decide whether Parilla gets life or death for the killing of Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek.
"I wish I could take it back. Every second of my life, I wish I could take it back,” Parilla said on the stand.
Emotional, he apologized.
"That I’m truly, honestly sorry for what I've done to cause pain and hurt in your life,” he said.
Parilla shot and killed Officer Kondek in 2014.
In court, his attorneys showed several videos, hoping to paint him as someone who is remorseful.
Parilla said he was sorry to News Channel 8’s cameras as he was being escorted to jail shortly after his arrest.
“I apologize to the family. It was not my intention,” he said in 2014.
His attorneys also played his interview and a video message to his sons.
But prosecutors said Parilla had his second chance when he got out of prison three years ago but decided to stay on the wrong path.
"That night you made a choice, did you not?"
"Yes I did.”
Court resumes Friday at 8:30 a.m.
The jury is expected to deliberate after closing arguments.
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