Thursday, 4:30 PM
Christopher M. McCowen's statement
A transcript of the statement Christopher M. McCowen made in Barnstable Superior Court today after he was convicted of the 2002 rape and murder of Christa Worthington.
"Good afternoon, your honor.
"For the last six weeks, I sat here in this courtroom and listened to everything that everybody had to say about me. And on my behalf, I would like to say thank you to you [the judge], to the court officers, because you all showed me respect ... This case here is a very horrendous case. I feel sorry for the victim's family, her daughter, and her. I never meant for this to [ever] take place.
"You know, all through this whole trial I sat here and I was thinking to myself, you know, 'Why me?'
"Your Honor, I know there's nothing I can say to change your mind or anything. There's nothing I'm going to say to change your mind about life in prison without the possibility of parole. There's nothing for me to say.
"But Your Honor, all that I can say is I'm an innocent man in this case and that's all I got to say, you know, because, you know, all this time I've been innocent ...
"Thank you, your honor."