A Louisiana man tied up a woman and repeatedly stabbed her to death while live-streaming it on social media, according to police.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana police arrested Earl Lee Johnson Jr. in connection to the death of Janice David, 34, according to authorities.
Police found David dead in a vehicle at 3636 South Sherwood Forest Blvd. around 9:50 p.m. on April 18. The woman was bound to the car's steering wheel with jumper cables, and police stated that it appeared someone tried to set the car on fire, according to WBRZ.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office detectives were alerted to a Facebook Live video that showed a man stabbing a woman, the Facebook post states. Detectives found the vehicle and notified the Baton Rouge police about their findings.
"Apparently they were involved in some drug usage together for a couple of days and the end result — as everyone has seen on Facebook Live — is a very gruesome, very evil act," BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said, according to WBRZ.
Johnson was arrested around 5:25 p.m. on April 18, before police were aware of his alleged involvement in the murder. He was originally arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle and aggravated flight from an officer, police say.
When Johnson was interviewed, he admitted to murdering David, WBRZ reports.
Johnson was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on first-degree murder.