...was having a crisis
A former University of Texas at San Antonio football player who was arrested for stabbing his pregnant sister to death was caught on a doorbell camera confessing to the crime.
25-year-old Michael Egwuagu was arrested and charged on Friday, December 27, in Pflugerville for killing his 32-year-old sister Jennifer Ebichi.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Austin Statesman, Egwuagu can be heard saying “I killed Jennifer” on footage obtained by a doorbell camera at Ebichi’s home. An autopsy showed that Ebichi was pregnant and was estimated to be in her first trimester.
The arrest affidavit also revealed that Ebichi sent a message to another brother, Martin Egwuagu, and asked him to come to the house because Michael “was at the residence and was having a crisis.”
Martin spoke to Michael in an attempt to calm him down, but before he arrived at the home, he allegedly found his sister’s body. She had been stabbed multiple times and was lying 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 her out of the house.
When he got outside, Martin Egwuagu reportedly found Michael kneeling in the street with his clothes covered in blood. Martin then called police at that point.
When police arrived at the scene, they interviewed a friend of Ebichi’s, who told police that Ebichi had called her and asked her to come to the house. But when she arrived, she heard screaming from inside the house. She told authorities that she saw Michael Egwuagu leave the home holding a bloody kitchen knife. “I killed Jennifer,” he allegedly told her.
Egwuagu then was arrested and charged with murder on Friday night. He was booked into the Travis County Jail with his bond set at $500,000.
Before the murder, Michael Egwuagu was known in the community as a football standout who played safety at UTSA between 2013 and 2016.