WESTMINSTER, Colo. - After murder and sexual assault suspect Christopher Adam Waide appeared in court Monday, the stepfather of the alleged victim gave reporters an impassioned interview.
Waide, 23, was the last person to see 19-year-old Lea Chali Porter before her disappearance. On Thursday, after being confronted by Porter's brother and boyfriend, he allegedly confessed to killing her and explained how he did it. Family members recorded the confession and gave it to police.
Michael Jackson, Porter's stepfather, threatened Monday that he would take things into his own hands if the courts do not find Waide guilty and pass a sentence he approves of.
"I want him to suffer. I want him, [to spend] life in prison," Jackson said. "If they don't do it, I'm going to kill him myself. I promise."
Formal charges of murder in the first degree and sexual assault are expected to be filed Friday. Waide is being held without bond.