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Homicide Suspect: ‘I Did It’

TAMAQUA — A judge in Schuylkill County found there’s enough evidence to send a homicide case to trial. Oliver Trizarri and Stanley Kralik are accuse...
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TAMAQUA -- A judge in Schuylkill County found there's enough evidence to send a homicide case to trial.

Oliver Trizarri and Stanley Kralik are accused of killing a man in Coaldale more than a year ago because they thought the victim attacked a woman.

On the way into their preliminary hearing, Trizarri told Newswatch 16 that he did it.

"It wasn't the thing I was supposed to do," said Trizarri.

The 21-year-old is accused of killing Corey Samuels in January of 2014.

Stanley Kralik, 17, is charged with the same crime.

When asked if he did it, Kralik said, "I didn't do anything."

Police said the two men beat and strangled Samuels to death on January 20 in 2014 in Schuylkill county.

Samuels' body was discovered months later, on September 6 of last year.

The remains were found in a wooded area in Coaldale

State police said his body parts were scattered throughout 100 feet.

During the preliminary hearing, a state trooper testified that the men originally told police the group was having a boys night in the woods. They got into a fight and then Samuels ran off. But Trizarri later admitted that the two beat the 24 year old and then shoveled snow over his body and blood.

The men told police they did it because Samuels assaulted their friend first, but charges were never filed.

"I don't know how they could do it. It was a stupid reason," said Tara Kurtz, Samuel's girlfriend at the time of the crime.

She said the two suspects lied to her and even helped her look for Samuels days after he went missing.

Kurtz said Trizarri and Kralik are liars.

"Corey was a good guy, funny. He never would have hurt anybody."

Kurtz said the worst part is that Samuels thought the two suspects were his friends.

On the way out of the hearing, Trizarri says the whole thing is messed up.

"It's an emotional thing."

"Why is it emotional?"

"Because it's wrong."

Both men are charged with criminal homicide.