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Police: Doorbell Camera Recorded 'I Killed Jennifer'

Former college football player charged in sister's death
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2019 7:35 PM CST
Updated Dec 31, 2019 12:22 AM CST

(Newser) – A doorbell camera recorded the killer's confession just after a Texas woman was stabbed to death Friday, a court filing says. "I killed Jennifer," Michael Egwuagu says on the recording, made as he was leaving the woman's house, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Egwuagu was Jennifer Ebichi's brother. A football player at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2013 to 2016, Egwuagu has been charged with murder. A witness said she also heard the confession, per KEYE, as Egwaugu left the house, smiling and holding a bloody kitchen knife. He then knelt as if in prayer in the street, where he was arrested. Police said an autopsy found that Ebichi, 32, was pregnant, in her first trimester. The fetus didn't survive.

Egwuagu’s older brother, Martin—Ebichi’s twin—told police that his sister texted him about 5:30 that morning saying that Michael Egwaugu was "having a crisis" at her house in Pflugerville. The brothers spoke on the phone, then the victim texted Martin Egwuagu in the afternoon, asking him to come over. He arrived to find a woman from his church holding Ebichi's eldest child, covered in blood, on the front lawn, and Ebichi on the kitchen floor. The woman on the lawn told police that Ebichi had asked her to come to the house. When she arrived, she told police, Egwaugu, Ebichi, and her children were all screaming inside. Bail for Egwuagu was set at $500,000. (A lawsuit says security cameras are spying on their owners.)

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