Rolison's statement about the killing

Editor's note: Robert Kane Rolison presented this statement to the court Monday when he pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Middle Georgia State College freshman J’maal Keyes and burning his body to cover up the crime.

November 17, 2014

On the morning of April 25, 2013, I approached Jamaal at the smoking area at MGSC. I asked him to buy ciggarettes for me. He got in my car and I asked him if he wanted to see the weed plants behind my house. He agreed and we drove to hawkinsville to my house and we went into the woods, down a trail to where the plants were when he turned around I pulled out a knife and started stabbing him in the back. We started fighting and I kept stabbing him in the armpit and chest. He became weak and wasn't able to move real well and I started to realize what I did. He asked me for a drink and I went to my car changed clothes went into my house and got him a Dr. Pepper and went back and gave it to him. We started talking and he prayed to God to forgive him for his sins and to forgive me for doing this because I was confused and lost in life. We cried and he died shortly after. I poured gasoline on him and burned his body. Then I dismembered him and buried him. The next monday I dug him up and dumped his body in the river. It took 2 trips to get all the piecies to the river. The only thing that was not disposed of was his right leg that went missing in the woods when I was getting rid of the evidence

Kane Rolison

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