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Austin bomber called himself a 'psychopath' in taped confessional

Mark Anthony Conditt, the deceased suspect in the serial bombings in Austin that killed two people and injured several more, left a recording on his cell phone reflecting on the attacks.

"He did refer to himself as a psychopath. He did not show any remorse, in fact questioning himself for why he didn't feel any remorse for what he did," said Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), who heard the tape, at a news conference Saturday.

Authorities are still investigating Conditt's motives; three of the victims were minorities, suggesting a possible component of racism. "The best evidence we have at this point in time is the confession itself," McCaul said.