"I am not saying that I wasn't a part of it, because I did make the decision to go," Prugo told Cuomo. "But it was that girl that I was infatuated with almost, and I just, like, followed her everywhere. I wanted to keep her in my life."
Prugo said he had stopped speaking with Lee, the friend who meant so much.
Lee and her attorney denied a request for an interview.
Prugo, Lee, Ames, Tamayo and Alexis Neiers are charged with at least one of the 10 burglaries. Ajar has been charged with drug and weapons possession offenses after police searched his home. All have pleaded not guilty.
These days, a dressed-down Prugo is hanging with a new group of friends, wondering what the future holds.
"I mean, this is going to stick and you know, and I accept that," said Prugo. "I am ready for people to judge me. ... I am not looking for pity."