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Texas man caught on doorbell camera confessing to sister's murder


Police say a Texas man was captured on a home security camera confessing to the murder of his sister.

Michael Egwuagu, 25, was arrested last week on suspicion of stabbing his sister, 32-year-old Jennifer Chioma Ebichi, in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville, according to CBS Austin.

An autopsy reportedly confirmed that Ebichi was stabbed more than one dozen times. She was in her first trimester of pregnancy, causing the fetus to also die.

According to the Travis County Sheriff's Office, Egwuagu was seen on a door bell camera leaving the home and saying, “I killed Jennifer.”

A witness reportedly told police that she was asked to come to the home and found Egwuagu leaving it, holding a bloody kitchen knife and muttering the confession.

Egwuagu, a former University of Texas at San Antonio football player, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder. He is at the Travis County Jail with a bond set at $500,000.

Ebichi's twin brother, Martin Chinedu Egwuagu, told police that Michael Egwuagu had been making strange statements earlier in the day, according to the arrest warrant obtained by CNN.

Ebichi had reportedly texted her twin and said that Michael Egwuagu was having a crisis and later asked to be picked up. Martin Chinedu Egwuagu arrived to discover Ebichi's older child, covered in blood, standing outside with a neighbor. Inside he found his sister in a pool of blood with her younger child crying in the home.

Michael Egwuagu was in the street kneeling, "as though he was praying," in clothes covered in blood that he later removed and threw into a trashcan, the warrant said.

An attorney for Michael Egwuagu said it is "a very painful and difficult time for the family."

"We would ask that people please respect their privacy and allow them time to grieve," the attorney said.

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