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APD: Suspect in 360 Condos murder had visions of killing

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Austin police say the man who they believe killed 360 Condominiums resident David Villarreal, had visions of murder before he committed the gruesome crime.

Thursday, FOX 7 learned Matthew Bacon was in custody in West Monroe, Louisiana. The murder weapons, police say, were still in his car.

This was a complex case that took police all over Texas and eventually into Louisiana where Matthew Bacon was in jail for drug possession charges. He will remain there until those charges are taken care of, then will return here to Austin to face his murder charge.

Austin police say surveillance cameras captured video of David Villarreal and Matthew Bacon entering the 360 Condominiums on July 13.

This is the last time David would be seen alive.

Austin police say once inside Villarreal's apartment, bacon admitted to attacking Villarreal with a hammer and a knife. He then told officers he cleaned up, changed clothes and then left to fetch his car.

Bacon is captured on video once again three hours after his initial visit going back into the condo complex. He leaves an hour later with a suitcase with the victim's iPhone, iPad, Kindle and Xbox inside.

The next day, police tracked the iPhone from Oak Hill to the Belton/Harker Heights area. Police say bacon stayed at a motel in Belton and while he was there sold the iPhone and the iPad to a woman. That woman then gave the phone to her sister who lived in Harker Heights.

Police say Bacon then went to Hearne where he used Villarreal's credit card and then gave another one of Villarreal's credit cards to a convenience store worker.

Officers talked with all of the women involved and by the time they learned Bacon's identity, they learned he was in jail in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Officers there say they got a 9-1-1 call that a man was dealing drugs at a convenience store. Bacon was arrested for the crime.

APD officers spoke with him. He made a full confession, including these chilling remarks.

"He told detectives that his mind had been telling him he wanted to kill somebody for a while, so when the opportunity presented itself, he took the opportunity," APD Sgt. Brian Miller said.

Officers say Bacon was almost apologetic in his confession. They also felt as though he was trying to wrap his mind around what he did.

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