A 19-year-old New Orleans man slashed his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend’s throat and then claimed, "I'm not a killer," police said.
Around 5 p.m. on July 19, the New Orleans Police Department said officers were called to a home with someone there in need of help.
Once they arrived, they found Alliyah Staes, 18, with multiple stab wounds, officials said.
Staes, who was five months pregnant, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Alvin Severin, 19, and States got into an argument and the home where Staes threatened “to have him killed if he did not take care of their unborn child.”
Authorities said Severin became so angry he “blacked out.”
Severin then cut Staes’ throat with a knife, struck her in the face with the forked end of a hammer, carried her into the backyard and left her body near a shed, officials said.
Police said Severin stated he regained consciousness after his grandmother came into the house and found Staes’ body in the backyard.
Officers told Severin his girlfriend was dead and his response was, “I didn’t mean to kill her. I’m not a killer.”
Police recovered both the knife used to kill Staes, as well as a bloodstained hammer with strands of hair on it, authorities noted.
Severin was detained by police, questioned and booked into jail on on one count of second-degree murder, officials said. His bail was set at $750,000.