A man accused of raping and killing a 10-year-old girl in Florida in the 1980s has protested his innocence in court despite having a back tattoo referring to the crime.
James Jackson, 66, spoke as he took to the stand in the second day of his trial in Jacksonville.
'It was a little girl. I wouldn't kill no little girl,' Jackson said.
Prosecutors say Jackson raped and killed Tammy Welch at her apartment complex and then put her body outside his window.
Jackson claimed he never knew the girl or her family who lived next door and said that he was asleep during the time that the girl was murdered.
A little while later, a detective showed up at his door.
'I went over there to take a nap on the couch and a few hours later, my friend started knocking on my door and asked to come in because there had been a body discovered outside,' Jackson said.