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More shocking confessions from accused killer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)  - An admitted killer in southern Indiana has made several more shocking confessions.

Elbert Brooks is accused of killing two people and shooting another near Paoli, Ind., earlier this year.

But in a letter he wrote from behind bars, he also claims to have killed at least "seven" people.

"He has confessed. He says that he is the one that shot all three of 'em," said Racheal Brooks, Elbert Brooks' sister.

In more than a dozen letters written from behind bars at the Orange County Jail, Elbert Brooks repeatedly takes responsibility for a triple shooting that left two people dead in June of this year.

"My brother did commit murder, but he is not a monster in any way," Racheal Brooks said.

She believes he committed the crime, but not by himself. Police have also arrested John Carpenter and James Davidson.

"I just think he is trying to cover for the other two because he is terminally ill," Brooks said.

State Police and family members confirm Brooks is sick.

"I know that his organs are shutting down; he is on the transplant list for a liver and kidney," Racheal Brooks said.

Brooks believes that's why her brother is writing letters to anyone who will listen, including several to WDRB, trying to save his co-defendants.  

In one letter he writes: "I'm just tired of hurting people and I've done took 7 and that's just way too many for one man and I probably wouldn't have stopped there because it was becoming way too easy."

"I think he is exaggerating that," Racheal Brooks said. "I've not heard anything about that. He likes to embellish stories."

But in another chilling letter to his brother, Brooks writes: "I really did it this time, I f***ed around and got caught. Explain to me how you can shoot someone in the face, I mean right in the eye and the lucky S.O.B. It ricochets off his skull and comes out his neck and now he get(s) to live to be a witness."

"Yes, he said that. I can't justify that," Racheal Brook said.

She can't or won't justify his actions, but Brooks still plans to visit her brother on Tuesday.

"I just want to see him. I want to let him know I love him. I have not turned my back on him."

Brooks admits that's not the case for other family members.

"They just talk about what a disgrace he is, what an embarrassment he is, how he is lying about being sick."

Racheal Brooks is scheduled to visit her brother on Tuesday morning. It will be their second visit since his arrest.

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