Updated: Friday, 07 Jan 2011, 1:50 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 06 Jan 2011, 10:16 PM EST
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WISH) - The man accused of murdering a former Carmel High School student appeared for his pretrial hearing on Thursday — lean and now bearded.
Gregory O'Bryan's videotaped confession was released as well. It tells the story about how O'Bryan says he killed 18-year-old Andrew Compton this past October.
"I admitted that it was an accident," said O'Bryan. "He was on the couch, like down here like this. I got down there, I think his neck broke."
O'Bryan told investigators he gave Compton alcohol and drugs and the two became drunk. He said he tied Compton's hands behind his back with telephone wire, and then had sex with him on the couch.
"It was a strange position," O'Bryan said. "I looked up and he was dead."
O'Bryan told detectives for a time he thought Compton was in a coma, but then realized his neck was broken.
"I was so drunk,” he said. “I passed out. I took him in my bedroom and slept next to him."
Hours later he folded the body and placed it in a box, he said.
A 10-day search of a southern Indiana landfill turned up no sign of Compton. The prosecutor in the case says he's not given up hope Compton's body will be found.
"I hope we would," said Tom Van De Rostyne. "Like I said, we're not giving up, we're always open to leads, and everything. Obviously the best source of information is Mr. O'Bryan himself."
Investigators also learned O'Bryan is HIV positive.
The murder trial is set to begin January 2012.