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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Man Allegedly Kills Wife in Uber Vehicle During Argument

A 31-year-old man is facing murder charges in Seattle, where authorities allege he fatally shot his wife as the two argued while heading home early Sunday in an Uber car....





According to a statement from Seattle police, 29-year-old Jennifer Espitia was shot once in the head as she sat in the front passenger seat of an Uber vehicle.

In the backseat, police allege, was her husband, Cameron Espitia, who is being held in a Seattle jail on $3 million bail.

On Monday, during his arraignment, prosecutors characterized the alleged crime as an “execution,” reports the Seattle Times.

The sole witness was the man who was driving the couple home.

Investigators spoke with the driver, who told them he heard a loud pop, and assumed one of his tires had blown out, PEOPLE confirms with a law enforcement official. But then, the woman who was sitting in the seat next to him slumped over. At that point, he knew she had been shot.

The driver told police the couple got into an obscenity-filled argument soon after getting into his car minutes after midnight.

According to police, the Uber driver feared for his life and continued driving to appease Espitia, who eventually ordered him to pull over to the side of the road.

After Espitia exited the vehicle, the driver went directly to the nearest hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead.

It didn’t take long for Seattle police to track Espitia down. He allegedly told detectives he and his wife had been drinking in the hours before ordering a ride home. While searching Espitia, police allegedly recovered a small pistol from an ankle holster he was wearing.

Espitia allegedly told police he blacked out and had no recollection of what happened, and awoke confused in a thicket of bushes.

It was unclear Tuesday if Espitia had hired a defense lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

This article was originally published on PEOPLE.com

19 comments:

  1. The Nerves!!!
    Kai!
    It seems jail is too comfortable there, they should adopt kirikiri style plus nigeria's legal system so these killings would stop.

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  2. Nawa ooo,what is dis world turning into???rip to the dead

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  3. This is just horrible! Why will he be carrying a gun around just like that?

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  4. See what drinks can cause. Oyibo people with whiskey, scotch, tikila are one and ten pence.

    RIP wifey

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    1. While reading couldn't help but pray for the Uber driver. I can't imagine how scared he was for his life with the killer right in his car.
      Why didn't he kill himself instead of his wife since he was too wasted.

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  5. In a way i feel bad for him. He maybe experienced an alcohol - induced blackout. They wake up with no recollection of what they did while drunk. Sadly, in some cases ppl become violent during this time and bad things can happen. Alcohol is nobody's friend. Hope he makes peace with himself if he is really telling the truth.

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    1. In his "blackout", he also controlled the driver who complied with him in fear just to appease him, made him keep driving until he told him exactly where to drop him off. His drunken blackout didn't get him to shoot sporadically and kill everybody else in the vehicle either. He knew exactly where he was aiming for (the wife's head). Abeg, find another tale by moonlight to recite.

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  6. What anger can cause! Poor lady!

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  7. Well, I guess this dispels the notion that love conquers all.

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  8. What if the uber driver was an enemy to the couple, ensured they were drunk, and posed as a cab driver when they needed one, after which he killed the wife then drop the husband who had black out somewhere, theres a 50 percent chance that the uber driver is the killer and hes only trying to make the man up pay for it

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  9. Anonymous 9:46....u too watch crime movies ooo

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  10. Na wao, see what alcohol caused

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