NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. - The man who found a woman’s body soaking in a plastic tub of acid spoke exclusively with KREM 2 News about his roommate, accused murderer Jason Hart.
Dean Settle was staying at the home of Jason Hart, 27, at the time Hart allegedly murdered Regan Jolley, 33. Police arrested Hart June 4th after Settle discovered Jolley’s nude body in a tub of acid in a nearby garage.
“I went in the garage and there was a puddle of water on the floor,” Settle recalled. “I went that direction, a direction, I normally wouldn't go in. That's when I found Regan.”
Police accused Hart of strangling Jolley and trying to dispose of her body in acid. Investigators later found an episode of the television show “Breaking Bad” in Hart’s DVD player. The episode features an eerily similar murder plot.
“The only thing I know or feel about it -- that was his favorite series,” said Settle. “That's what he told me. I think he used it as instructions to go do what he was doing to dispose the body.”
Hart pleaded not guilty to second degree murder. His trial date was set for mid August.