Tamryn's death occurred at the Klapheke home on Dyess Air Force Base in August 2012.
“I needed a break,” Klapheke said, when asked by another police detective “did you intentionally leave them in their room?”
On the video, Klapheke also said:
*- “I wasn’t feeding her as much as I should have been.”
*- “Even if I get in trouble, she [Tamryn] deserves me to tell the truth.”
*- “She [Tamryn] deserves for me to do so much better – I owe that to her.”
*- “I owe it to her [Tamryn] to be a good mom to her sisters.”
*- “I didn’t intend for this to happen.”
At the end of the video, Klapheke is arrested – at about 1 a.m. on Aug. 29, 2012.
While Klapheke was read her rights at the beginning of the videotaped interview, Klapheke's defense attorney George Parnham directed questions to point out Klapheke wasn't told her statements were video/audio recorded.
Klapheke was charged with first-degree felony injury to a child. If convicted, the jury could sentence her anywhere from five to 99 years – or life – in prison.
The six-man, six-woman jury began watching the final two hours of Klapheke’s interview with police at 9 a.m. Friday and finished watching the video around 11 a.m. Friday. Testimony continued Friday afternoon.
Monday, Feb. 3 (Day 6)
The trial is set to resume Monday morning with the prosecution continuing to call witnesses.