“With regards to the defendant stepping out on the porch and saying, `I think I killed somebody,’ is that clear in your mind?” Jackson said. “Oh, yes,” De Souza responded. Jackson stood about seven feet from where De Souza was sitting on the stand, showing jurors how far De Souza was standing from Spector when Spector allegedly made the self-incriminating statement. Defense attorney Bradley Brunon also described what could be perceived as benefits offered by the prosecution in return for De Souza being its witness. He showed a letter dated Dec. 22, 2003, from the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office to U.S. immigration officials, asking them to defer De Souza’s deportation. De Souza was apparently in violation of the terms of his visa. The letter stated De Souza was a “material witness” for the Spector case and also asked that his mother and sister be allowed into the United States, a request De Souza admitted that he made through his attorney to the DA’s office. “Did you feel grateful for that?” Brunon asked about the advantages the prosecution provided De Souza. “No,” he replied. “Did you appreciate that?” Brunon said. “Yes, I appreciated it,” De Souza replied. “Don’t you think that’s a favor?” Brunon asked. “No,” De Souza said, noting his mother was never able to come to the United States. On Monday De Souza also denied accusations he was motivated by the prosecution to alter statements from the time he was interviewed by police shortly after the death to his testimony last week in court. Last week, De Souza indicated Spector sounded and appeared drunk on the the night of Clark’s death. But when asked by police after the shooting, his replies indicated he did not see evidence that Spector was intoxicated. “Was that motivated by a desire to help the prosecution?” Brunon said. “No, sir,” De Souza replied. “I’m here because it’s the right thing to do.” “But you’ll accept whatever help you can get while doing the right thing?” Brunon countered. “No,” De Souza replied. At the end of the afternoon session, the prosecution began to play a 90-minute videotape of L.A. County sheriff’s detectives interviewing De Souza at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 3, 2003. In the interview, De Souza was repeatedly asked by detectives what words Spector said when he emerged from his home that morning. He quoted Spector as saying, “I think I killed somebody,” several times throughout the session, although he once quoted Spector as saying, “I think I shot somebody.” Testimony will continue at 9:30 a.m. today. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The substitute driver for record producer Phil Spector held steadfast under cross-examination Monday, claiming he was certain he heard Spector say the words: “I think I killed somebody,” after he emerged from a door of Spector’s Alhambra mansion with a gun in his hand around 5 a.m. Feb. 3, 2003. But Adriano De Souza, a Brazilian who was in the United States on a student visa at the time of the alleged murder, also admitted he told police hours after the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson, 40, that he wasn’t sure exactly what words Spector had used. De Souza, who acted as chauffeur for Spector when his regular driver was unavailable, had been in the United States, studying English for four years at the time of the incident. Defense attorneys have contended he did not have a clear grasp of the English language. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson worked to clear up any confusion about whether De Souza is now sure of what he heard Spector say that morning.