A Texas man charged with stabbing his pregnant sister to death was caught confessing to the killing on doorbell camera video, police said.
Michael Ify Egwuagu, 25, was taken into custody on Friday, the same day that Jennifer Chioma Ebichi, 32, was found suffering from multiple stab wounds at a home in Pflugerville, about 17 miles north of Austin.
Ebichi, who was in the first trimester of pregnancy, died at the scene, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
An arrest affidavit alleges that Egwuagu was seen on doorbell camera video holding a knife as he left the home after the killing. It says the video recorded him telling a church member who had come to check on Ebichi: “I killed Jennifer.”
Chief Medical Examiner J. Keith Pinckard said he believed Ebichi was stabbed one to two dozen times and died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
Authorities were called to the home just before 5 p.m. for a report that a woman had been stabbed. When deputies arrived, they found Ebichi on the kitchen floor suffering from “obvious injuries to her abdomen and face,” the affidavit states.
Egwuagu was found in the street outside the home naked with blood on him and an 8- to 10-inch bloody knife on the ground next to him. He was taken into custody on a murder charge.
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SOURCE: NBC News, Minyvonne Burke