A Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after she allegedly killed her husband while livestreaming on Facebook.
Deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Columbus home of 28-year-old Kadejah Michelle Brown at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Saturday.
When officers arrived, they found a male victim, also 28 years old, deceased with a single gunshot wound.
“It appeared that BROWN and the victim were involved in an argument that turned physical. This incident was captured on audio/video on Facebook live,” the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
The victim, who was not publicly named, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies recovered a 9 mm handgun and other physical evidence and took Brown into custody without incident.
Brown is now being held at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center awaiting her initial appearance. No bond has been set at this time.
“There was a history of domestic violence between Brown and the victim,” Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said in the Facebook post. “This was a tragic and senseless murder and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim. Fortunately, Brown is in custody and we look forward to the criminal justice system holding her accountable.”
The sheriff’s office said that this incident remains under investigation.
There have been countless murders livestreamed to the platform over the years.
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, Robert Godwin Sr., 74, was shot and killed by a stranger on Facebook live while walking to his house.
That same month, Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, accused his girlfriend Jiranuch Trirat, 21, of cheating before hanging their 11-month-old daughter and himself on Facebook live in Thailand. The horrific video remained on his page for nearly 24 hours, according to a report from The Sun.
In May 2017, a group of schoolgirls beat 19-year-old Serena McKay to death and livestreamed the crime to Facebook live.
“Sickening footage too graphic to publish shows a bloodied teen being savagely punched and kicked as she lies helpless on the ground. Throughout the ordeal, male and female voices can be heard taunting and hurling abuse at the victim,” The Sun reported.
On Jan. 23, 2020, Bakari Ano Taylor, 19, murdered 34-year-old Roosevelt Rankins Jr. on Facebook live. The video was viewed hundreds of thousands of times before it was removed by Facebook.
“Rankins, under the Facebook name Crum King, streamed a video which lasted roughly 45 minutes. Just under 25 minutes into the video, a shadow appears to the right of the victim. He looks to his right, flinches and then gunfire can be heard,” Al.com reported at the time. “The phone appears to drop to the floorboard. It shows the victim trying to flee the scene before the vehicle crashes and the screen goes black. The livestream, however, continued and the victim could be heard moaning.”
In June 2022, Terrell Smith of Michigan was shot on Facebook live. His mother said that the shooters were upset about something he had said online, according to a report from Fox 2.