Jury sees disputed confession in Linda Stein murder

Natavia Lowery is serving a 27-year prison sentence for the murder of Linda Stein.

February 11, 2010 1:42:16 PM PST
Jurors in the Manhattan trial of a personal assistant accused of murdering her celebrity real estate broker boss have seen the aide's chilling videotaped confession - though she now says the statement was false. The jury watched intently Thursday as Natavia Lowery frankly described beating former punk-rock figure Linda Stein to death with a piece of exercise equipment in October 2007.

Lowery said she was enraged by Stein's insults.

Defense lawyers say Lowery was pressured into confessing after being questioned overnight during more than 12 hours.

Prosecutors say Lowery stole more than $30,000 from Stein and killed the agent to conceal the theft.

Stein co-managed the Ramones before turning to real estate.