Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cowan Tells A[euro][approximately]boss' Secret

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cowan Tells A[euro][approximately]boss' Secret

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Byline: Rae Wilson APN Newsdesk

MURDER accused Brett Peter Cowan told his new mate he had revealed his "deepest darkest secret" for the first time when he confessed to killing Daniel Morcombe.

After detailing how he abducted Daniel, tried to molest him and then dumped his body in bushland at the Glasshouse Mountains to the "big boss" of a fake crime syndicate, Mr Cowan told Paul "Fitzy" Fitzsimmons he regretted his actions.

He said they might interfere with his involvement in a "big job" that might net him a 10% share of $1 million.

"I wish I was f***ing 10 minutes later going to get that wood chipper," he said.

"If I was 10 minutes later getting the wood chipper I wouldn't have seen him.

"Ever since him I haven't touched another kid a[degrees]. it's only a[approximately]cause he's struggled and I panicked.

"Otherwise he would still be here today.

"It was a spur of the moment.

"If the bus hadn't broken down he wouldn't have been there.

"If I'd been in the other lane I mightn't have seen him.

"Today is the first time I've ever told anybody.

"That's been my safety net that nobody knew."

Mr Cowan, who also let his ego shine through while talking about the Morcombe investigation, said he thought the Queensland problem was "home and hosed".

"This is what pisses me off, all the witnesses said there was two people a[degrees] everybody said there was a blue car with two blokes talking to him, this that and everything else," he said.

But there was just him and Daniel, he confessed.

Mr Cowan was obsessing over the half hour to 40 minutes police could not account for his whereabouts and about his drug dealer not providing an alibi.

"I could've been a lot longer, like, if he, if I didn't panic, I could've been there for an hour doing stuff," he said.

"I was 10-15 minutes and (then) I was back in the car and driving home. …

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