The Navy midshipman who said she confessed to killing another girl to protect her boyfriend at the Air Force Academy is speaking publicly for the first time in more than a decade.
In 1995, the case was known as the Texas Cadet Murder case. Then-Air Force Academy cadet David Graham and then-Navy cadet Diane Zamora were accused of killing a 16-year-old high school girl.
In court, witnesses testified Zamora ordered Graham to kill Adrianne Jones because he had a fling with her. In court, Zamora said those witnesses were confused or lying. In court, Zamora said only she confessed because she loved Graham and was trying to protect him.
In a new TV interview, she's once again trying to clear herself. Zamora, who is now 29, granted the prison interview to Stone Phillips, breaking her 13-year silence.
She said Graham murdered the girl and she didn't call police because she was protecting him.
"She now says that she was afraid she was going to be killed by David that night," Dateline producer Adam Gorfain told The Dallas Morning News. "She was afraid of him, loved him, and wanted to protect him."
Both Zamora and Graham are serving life sentences. They were convicted in 1998.
Zamora and Graham became suspects in the murder after Zamora allegedly told classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy about it. Jones was struck in the head with a blunt object and shot twice in the face.
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