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A man choked, beat and stabbed a woman to death in a murder broadcast on Facebook Live, according to police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Earl Lee Johnson Jr., 35, faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing 34-year-old Janice David. Local police say they learned of the homicide after arresting the man for stealing a car.
According to officers, David was found dead in a vehicle at 3636 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 9:52 p.m. Monday night. State police told the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office about a Facebook Live video in which a man stabbed a woman. Agents found the vehicle, police said.
Baton Rouge police officers arrested EARL LEE JOHNSON JR, 35, 12615 BRITIAN DR last night around 5:25 p.m. m. before becoming aware of his involvement in David’s murder,” police wrote.
Johnson was initially arrested for stealing a vehicle, authorities said. He was charged with robbery of a motor vehicle and aggravated flight from an officer.
Police believe Johnson and David used the drugs heavily for several days before the murder, the spokesman, Lt. L’Jean McKneely, told The New Orleans Advocate. He cited evidence that included Johnson speaking to police.
Someone saw the Facebook Live video of the attack and told Facebook, he said. The company later told Louisiana State Police. McKneely called the alleged murder a “very heinous and very evil act” in which Johnson strangled, beat and stabbed David. He then tried to set the car on fire, McKneely said.
An autopsy is reportedly pending.
As for the other charges, a resident reported the car stolen before 5 p.m. on Monday, said Lt. Johnson led officers on a short chase, he said.