He confessed...at times in English...and apologized to the family...when paraded before the media.
However...a media confession is common...and holds no legal weight.
He also provided graphic details about the attack...claiming he was high on coke...when he encountered McNabb in the elevator.
TO READ: Acosta Quintero's previous confession story:
Police claim that Acosta Quintero...aka "El Rey"/the king...frequented Mazatlan hotels to 'get friendly' with guests.
Mexican doctors had claimed she couldn't be moved for a month...because of her condition.
Facial surgery in Mazatlan was postponed...because she was suffering from pneumonia.
Her family also vehemently denied Sinaloa's insinuations that her husband, Andrew...was responsible for the beating.
Police eventually dismissed that possibility.
The governor of Sinaloa did visit McNabb...and revealed the existence of CCTV tape of a man with McNabb.
McNabb was initially put under a medically induced coma...after being found lying unconscious...following a vicious assault...in a Hotel Riu Emerald Bay elevator...in Punta Cerritos, Mazatlan.
Most of the 37-year-old McNabb's facial bones were shattered.
McNabb was visiting Mexico with her husband.
The native of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia...is employed as an office manager in Calgary.