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Man charged in U of M student's death gives shocking confession

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(WMC-TV) - A police affidavit reveals new details about the man who police say confessed to killing a U of M student. The suspect, Cordricus Arnold's confession details what might have happened the night Aaron Vasquez was tragically stabbed to death while at work.

In the affidavit, we learned Arnold actually waived his rights before admitting what he'd done.

He confessed to the fatal stabbing of Aaron Vasquez early Saturday, March 23. This happened near a dumpster while Vasquez was taking out the trash at the El Toro Loco on Kirby Road where he worked.

Vasquez ran back into the restaurant. Arnold told investigators that he followed the teen into the back of the restaurant. And that's where he stole Vasquez's wallet and the keys to his SUV.

The victim was later found by a co-worker after he'd collapsed.

Arnold admitted to stealing the SUV, but police believe he returned it days later. They found it behind El Toro Loco last Wednesday after someone called police.

Arnold is not only facing first degree murder – he's also charged with perpetration of aggravated robbery, evading arrest, and resisting official detention.

According to this police affidavit, Arnold tried to run from police when they caught up with him last weekend. And he even fought with the arresting officers. He had to be taken to the MED for his injuries.

He'll be here inside the Shelby County courthouse in just a few hours. We'll be sure to let you know what happens. Please check back with wmctv.com for updates.

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