Just to clear up some confusion in the comments…Marlo did not own up to killing Prop Joe. He said “I know what you’re thinking, so let me put it out there…I did it” (as in “I know you’re thinking I did it.”). He then went on to blame Omar for Hungry and Joe’s murder, and upped the bounty on Omar’s head. Going into the meeting, Rick and one other guy said “you’ll know who got the connect, that’s the one that did Joe”, and in the meeting, Marlo says he’s got the connect taken care of, and Rick and pal trade glances.
Later, after Omar sticks up Rick with a beer bottle, Rick asks him if he did Hungry and Joe, and Omar just laughs. Rick responds “didn’t think so”.
Marlo still publicly maintains that Omar killed Joe and Hungry to get at Marlo, and that’s what he led the co-op believe. He ain’t admitted shit. He’s playing the game of kings, of dictators, of Hitler and Stalin. Dissolved the Reichstag, had his own men burn it down and then blamed outside agitators for it to consolidate loyalty under himself.