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Man admits to murder after heart attack, survives

  • A Nashville man thought he was dying
  • So he admitted to murder on his 'deathbed'
  • But, he didn't die and then faced charges

It's a dramatic storyline that is so improbable it has to be real. A Tennessee man makes a deathbed confession that he murdered someone. But after James Washington survived his near-death experience, he promptly recanted his statement.

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But that didn't stop prosecutors, HLN affiliate WSMV reports

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