Murder confession launches probe of Kingman man, 62

Richard J. Polaski

Richard J. Polaski

KINGMAN - Apparent remorse over an alleged murder led a Kingman man to attempt suicide and then confess to law enforcement officials, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office and published reports.

According to the MCSO, Richard J. Polaski, 62, of Kingman was arrested Tuesday. The MCSO announced the arrest for first degree murder Friday afternoon but did not disclose the name of the alleged victim.

Polaski is reported to have attempted suicide at a Laughlin resort by taking sleeping pills. He allegedly confessed to the murder to security personnel at the casino, to Las Vegas Metro investigators and again at Western Arizona Medical Center after he was transported there.

Polaski was arrested by the MCSO upon his discharge from the Bullhead City hospital.

The confession included information Polaski had been stealing money from a man for about a year before killing him. Evidence collected at the scene appears to support the confession.

The excavation of a possible burial site is on hold until the unnamed property owner returns to Kingman.

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