Earl Lee Johnson Jr. was arrested by police in Louisiana on Monday, April 18. He is notably accused of having killed live on Facebook Janice David, a 34-year-old woman, reports Paris Match. The victim was strangled, beaten and stabbed afterwards, according to Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr. of Baton Rouge. The woman’s body was discovered inside a car on the evening of Monday April 18.
Note that it was the people who saw the crime live on Instagram who reported it to Facebook. The police were subsequently contacted. “Afterwards, he tried to set fire to the car the woman was in,” said L’Jean McKneely Jr. The video where we see Janice David being killed lasts about 15 minutes. It followed another video of more than 3 hours relating to continuous drug use. “Apparently they were involved in some drug use together for a few days and the end result as everyone saw on Facebook Live was this horrible and very evil act,” the sergeant continues.
He was arrested for stealing a car
On the day of the arrest, Earl Lee Johnson Jr. had been arrested for a car theft case. A case that had nothing to do with murder. It was during questioning that he admitted to the murder, according to WBRZ. Of course, there were many reactions, especially from the victim’s family. Janice David’s cousin spoke to the WAFP about this case, which she describes as “horrible”.
“She didn’t deserve to die like that, no one does. When they said she died, I thought she died in a car accident or something. I never imagined that someone do this to him,” she said. Note that this is not the first time that Earl Lee Johnson, Jr. has been involved with justice. In 2007, he had already been convicted of armed robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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