man accused of killing two people at a trucking company in Ohio
admitted to the shootings in telephone calls to several people,
including his sister, a prosecutor said, as reported by The Associated
West, 50, also known as Joseph Eschenbrenner III, allegedly left
recorded messages on answering machines saying he shot the people
because he was taking revenge against Watkins Motor Lines Inc. employees
he claimed had been harassing him, Craig Hedric, an assistant Butler
County prosecutor, told The Cincinnati Enquirer.
had worked for the company in Atlanta.
said West had allegedly confessed to the shootings to several people.
motive is to seek some sort of retribution against Watkins, and
it is clear on the tapes," Hedric said.
would not say who else received messages.
has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and three
counts of attempted murder. Police say West drove past a security
gate at Watkins Motor Lines in suburban West Chester, OH, Thursday,
went into the office and started shooting. Prosecutors will seek
the death penalty.