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By Alabama News Network

Testimony shows a man on trial in a deadly community college shooting in Opelika told investigators he meant to kill.


Jurors heard a statement by Thomas Franklin May III during his capital murder trial Wednesday.


May is accused of killing his mother-in-law and wounding his estranged wife, young daughter and his wife's grandmother at Southern Union State Community College in 2011.


In the statement, May says he pulled out a pistol and "tried to kill everyone." The man told police he just wanted his daughter, who was in a vehicle with the other women.


May told police he left after realizing his 4-year-old daughter was in the vehicle. The girl was hurt by flying glass.


May is using an insanity defense. He could be sentenced to death if convicted.


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