Please note the quotes within the article from Bangornews.com, with analysis in bold type added.
When an attorney believes his client's innocence or guilt, it comes out in the attorney's own words. Here, we learn what attorney Stephen Smith believed about Nichole Cable's murder by his client, Kyle Dube.
Also note that in his written versions, one of them, when left UNEDITED by the Bangor Daily News, does have truthful sentences within it, which can tell us what happened. Other accounts show dropped pronouns and present tense language and are deceptive. In spite of reporting by BDN, he did not claim to "prank" her, only he intended to "prank" her. This is interpretive reporting rather than factual recounting of his statement. They interpreted his words but did not listen, nor accurately quote him.