Must Read: Nigerian Footballer Based in Texas Stabs Sister to Death
A former football player from the University of Texas at San Antonio, arrested for stabbing his pregnant sister to death, was caught by a doorbell camera confessing the crime.
Michael Egwuagu, 25, was arrested and charged on Friday December 27 in Pflugerville for killing his sister Jennifer Ebichi, 32.
According to an affidavit of arrest obtained by the Austin Statesman, an American media outlet, be Heard Egwuagu saying “I killed Jennifer” on footage obtained by a doorbell camera at Ebichi’s home.
An autopsy showed that Ebichi was pregnant and would have been in his first trimester.
The arrest affidavit also revealed that Ebichi had sent a message to another brother, Martin Egwuagu, and asked him to come home because Michael “was at the residence and was experiencing a crisis.”
Martin spoke to Michael to try to calm him down, but before arriving home, he would have found his sister’s body.
She had been stabbed several times and lay in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor. He said he heard Ebichi’s young child crying, so he carried the child and took him out of the house.
When he left, Martin Egwuagu would have found Michael on his knees in the street with his clothes covered in blood. Martin then called the police at that time.
When the police arrived at the scene, they interviewed a friend of Ebichi, who told the police that Ebichi called her and asked her to come home. But when she arrived, she heard screams coming from inside the house.
She told authorities that she saw Michael Egwuagu leave the house with a bloody kitchen knife. “I killed Jennifer,” he reportedly told her.
Egwuagu was then arrested and charged with murder on Friday evening. He was sentenced to Travis County Jail on bail of $ 500,000.
Before the murder, Michael Egwuagu was known in the community as an outstanding footballer who played safety at UTSA between 2013 and 2016.
Stay with primepoint.com.ng for more details as the story unfolds.
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