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A police detective said Tuesday that he hadn't finished shaking Muzzammil Hassan's hand upon meeting him before Hassan confessed to killing his wife.

The testimony in Erie County Court, part of a pretrial proceedings in Hassan's second-degree murder case, provided the first public account of what Hassan said when he walked into the police station last Feb. 12 and directed officers to his wife's body.

"I want to tell you that I just killed my wife and I'm here to turn myself in," Lt. Joseph Buccilli said Hassan calmly told him as he greeted him in the lobby.

"She's gone. There's no doubt about it," the 45-year-old Hassan said when Buccilli asked whether he was sure she was dead.


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