A pregnant woman was left dead in a pool of blood after she was brutally stabbed by her brother who then confessed on a doorbell camera, police said.
Jennifer Chioma Ebichi, 32, was reportedly found lying on her kitchen floor with more than a dozen stab wounds at her home in Pflugerville, Texas on December 27.
Ebichi’s 25-year-old brother, Michael Egwuagu, was arrested at the scene by officers who found him completely naked and covered in blood, according to a witness.
A neighbor, who did not want to reveal his name, told CBS Austin that he saw Egwuagu dump his clothes in a trash bin outside his home before asking his relatives for a bible.
‘I killed Jennifer,’ Egwuagu, a former college football star at the University of Texas at San Antonio, reportedly said in footage captured by a doorbell camera as he left his sister’s home carrying a kitchen knife, according to the Statesman.
Emergency medical responders reportedly attempted life-saving measures on Ebichi and her unborn child, but both died at the scene, according to Kristen Dark, a spokeswoman with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Ebichi was in her first trimester of pregnancy, authorities said.
Martin Egwuagu, Michael’s older brother and Ebichi’s twin, told investigators that Jennifer texted him early Friday morning, telling him that Michael ‘was at the residence and was having a crisis.’
He said he spoke with Michael on the phone in an attempt to calm him down, but said his brother made several strange statements, police said, although they did not reveal what statements the alleged killer made.
Friday evening, Martin received another text from his sister asking him to come to her house. When he arrived, he found his sister on her kitchen floor lying in a pool of blood, according to the police affidavit.
Martin told authorities he found his brother in the street kneeling down as though he was praying. Martin approached Michael, who reportedly told him that he was ‘one of the good ones.’
Michael then stood, removed his bloody clothes and tossed them in a nearby trash can, police said.
Egwuagu was arrested and booked at Travis County Jail. He is being held on $500,000 bail.