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Atascadero woman confessed to killing Paso Robles High graduate, officer testifies

A woman accused of stabbing a Paso Robles High School graduate to death confessed and said "I'm going to be in jail forever," according to a police officer's testimony today.

Judge John A. Trice ruled that sufficient evidence was presented against Kelsey Morasci, 28, of Atascadero, in her alleged killing of Everett Allen Quaid on Aug. 6. Morasci broke down in tears after the ruling was made and was escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff.

Deputy District Attorney Lee Cunningham called to the stand a handful of law enforcement officials who said witnesses identified Morasci in the stabbing of Quaid. Two steak knives and a Swiss army knife had blood on them when police arrived.

Atascadero Police Officer Kellye Diller said that Morasci confessed after Diller responded to a report of her uncontrolled behavior in jail, saying “I killed him” and “He didn’t do anything to me.”

Morasci’s next court appearance is Nov. 17 when she’ll be arraigned on the charge. First or second degree murder hasn’t been specified yet by prosecutors.

Morasci pleaded not guilty to murder in an initial arraignment in August.

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