A former college football player in Texas allegedly stabbed his pregnant sister to death, then admitted to it in video captured on a doorbell camera.
Jennifer Ebichi, 32, was stabbed up to two dozen times Friday at her home outside of Pflugerville, according to an affidavit obtained by the Austin Statesman.
She was in her first trimester of pregnancy. Her two children were present at the murder scene.
Hours before Ebichi was killed, her twin Martin Egwuagu, 32, received a text from her stating that their younger brother Michael Egwuagu, 25, was at her home “having a crisis,” according to the affidavit.
Soon after, Ebichi asked her twin to come to the house to help. When he arrived, he saw a friend on the lawn along with one of Ebichi’s children covered in blood.
When Martin entered the home, he found his sister in the kitchen lying in a pool of blood. Martin then removed another child, who was crying, from the home, the Statesman reports.
Martin allegedly found his brother Michael Egwuagu praying, and asking for a bible outside of the home, CBS Austin reports. At some point after the killing, he allegedly removed his bloody clothes, stripping down to nothing.
Before Martin's arrival, Michael allegedly made a damning statement as he exited the home.
“I killed Jennifer,” Michael was allegedly caught on the doorbell cam saying as he walked out the door immediately following the stabbing, the affidavit states. Witnesses claimed they saw him smiling and holding a bloody kitchen knife as he made the confession, according to CBS Austin.
He was arrested and charged with murder the same day, the Associated Press reports. His bail has been set at $500,000. It’s not clear if he has an attorney that can speak on his behalf. He is a former University of Texas at San Antonio football player.
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