Suspect's confession shown at murder trial

May 9, 2011 2:23:25 PM PDT
A man on trial for his role in the 2009 fatal beating of high school honors student Derrion Albert said he was only trying to protect his brother.

Eugene Riley, 20, recorded a videotaped confession that was shown at the opening of his murder trial Monday. Prosecutors say Riley hit Albert when he was defenseless and on the ground.

Riley's defense attorney claims Albert was looking for a fight.

Riley was not a student at the time. He was at Fenger High School to pick up his brother and cousin.