BANGOR — Fellow inmates of a man who’s accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook testified Wednesday that he told them he killed her.

Kyle Dube, 21, of Orono is on trial in the 2013 kidnapping and murder of high school sophomore Nichole Cable of Glenburn. Police have said Dube used a phony Facebook account and intended to stage a kidnapping of Cable so he could find her and look like a hero. She died of asphyxiation.

David Tenney, who was in jail with Dube, said Dube told him Cable “needed to be killed,” WABI-TV reported. Another, Kyle Ellis, said Dube told him, “I choked a girl” and “tried to make it look like I was helping her.”

The jury also listened to a police interview with Dube from May 16, 2013, after Cable disappeared but before her body was discovered. Dube said in the interview that Cable wanted him to stop seeing his girlfriend and “wanted a serious relationship with him.” The girlfriend has testified that Dube confessed the killing to her and that Dube told her he covered up Cable’s body with leaves and sticks “so they couldn’t see her from the sky.”

The body was found in woods after an eight-day search.

Dube’s attorneys have maintained that someone else killed Cable, a student at Old Town High School.

The trial began Feb. 23 and could end Thursday, prosecutors say.

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