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Tempe PD release new video of interview with Charlie Malzahn's sister after he carjacked her

Posted at 10:33 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-18 14:07:12-05

Newly released police video shows tense moments after murder suspect, Charlie Malzahn, carjacked his own sister. 

Malzahn, 27, is accused of killing kindergarten teacher Cathryn Gorospe, 44.

Tempe police just released the body camera video of an officer interviewing Malzahn's sister just moments after he scared her and her five kids out of their van with a gun.  

They ended up stranded in the parking lot of a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Tempe. 

"He called me and said I need somewhere to stay, I'm hungry, I've got no money, I need some help," Malzahn's sister told the officer. 

"I said, 'what are you on?' and he said, 'I just got high last night off of meth'," said the sister, explaining her conversation with Malzahn after he got into her van. 

His sister said Malzahn was paranoid, and accused her of trying to have him killed as they were speeding down Valley freeways.

At some point, Malzahn pulled out a gun. 

"He jumped in the back seat with my two younger boys and told my youngest boy to get up front with me.  And I freaked out and said, 'you can't have that gun back there with my kids.' So I pulled over," said Malzahn's sister. "I started pulling my kids out one by one and putting them on the curb so just in case his gun went off or anything my kids wouldn't be in danger."

Malzahn drove all the way to Flagstaff where he was arrested and eventually bailed out of a Coconino County jail by Cathryn Gorospe.  

That was the last time she was seen alive, and was later found stabbed to death. 

Charlie Malzahn is the prime suspect in Gorospe's murder, but has yet to be formally charged in her death.