Josh Waring Breaks Down Behind Bars: 'I Didn't Do This'

Josh Waring Attempted Murder Interview

Apr. 10 2017, Published 3:57 p.m. ET

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Joshua Waring gave his first interview behind bars this week, vehemently maintaining his innocence.

As readers know, Waring, who is currently in jail awaiting trial for his attempted murder case, was charged on November 3rd, 2016. If convicted for the felony charge, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson's son could be sentenced to several more years behind bars.

The former reality star has been in Orange County Jail since June 20 when he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in a shooting in Costa Mesa. He has been accused of shooting Daniel Lopez, 35, in the lower torso around the victim's home.

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In his interview with the Los Angeles Times, the orange jumpsuit-clad father of one opened up about life behind bars.

"I'll have. . .days where I feel like this place is bearing down on me," Waring, 28, said. "But when I talk to my daughter, it just makes everything better. Her voice just melts my heart."

Despite his dismal surroundings, Waring insists he's unafraid to go to trial.

"I'm not nervous because I'm innocent," he told the publication. "I didn't do it."

Joshua Waring

Of course, Waring has a long history with the law. The shamed star's previous convictions include felony drug charges and several misdemeanors, including a "hit-and-run in 2008, battery in 2009, possession of drug paraphernalia in 2009 and drug possession and resisting a peace officer in 2015," the L.A. Times reports.

Though Waring says he's struggled with drugs since the age of 12, he's certain he's innocent.

"I know myself and I know I wouldn't do this," he said.

Waring is due back in court for a pretrial hearing Thursday.

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