Schenectady County D.A.: “He said, ‘I killed my mother’”
The 19-year-old man charged with a double murder in Schenectady County may have given prosecutors damning evidence to use against him at trial.
That was just some of the gripping detail that came out of Monday night’s hours-long hearing for Nicholas Fiebka in Princetown Town Court.
NewsChannel 13 tried to get access to the public court file, including witness statements and arrest records, but was only given the accusatory documents explaining the charges.
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney told NewsChannel 13 outside court that he was struck by the evidence presented accusing Fiebka of admitting to killing his mother.
The court hearing included statements from multiple witnesses detailing the case prosecutors are building against Fiebka.
Carney pointed to what one witness shared at the hearing — a statement Fiebka allegedly made during the standard suicide screening for every person admitted to the Schenectady County Jail. In court, a corrections officer testified that when asked if he’d experienced a recent loss that could affect his mental state. Fiebka allegedly responded, writing, “I killed my mother.”
“It doesn’t ask him to offer details of the crime it just asks that particular question whether or not he’s experienced a loss that would contribute to a depression, and he could have just said, ‘Yes, my mother’s dead,’ but he didn’t say that, he said, ‘I killed my mother,’ so that made it, from our perspective, admission,” the D.A. said.
Carney went on to say that the so-called ‘admission’ may not even make into future proceedings —because the defense, he said, could argue that Fiebka said it without understanding, it could be used against him in court.