Uber driver stabbed to death by passenger who posted video of victim dying on Facebook, police say | American News
An Uber driver was stabbed to death by a passenger ‘who woke up and decided he was going to kill someone’ and posted a video of his victim dying on Facebook, police say .
Brandon Jacobs, 29, of Harvey, Louisiana, New Orleans, carried out the attack in the parking lot of a Travelodge on the Westbank Freeway.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the victim, Yolanda Dillon, 54, of Marrero, was found stabbed multiple times inside a vehicle and taken to hospital where she is. deceased.
She was dropping Jacobs off at the hotel around 3 p.m. Thursday when she was assaulted.
Jacobs was arrested hours after being stabbed and charged with second degree murder.
At a news conference Friday, the sheriff said Jacobs confessed to the murder.
“His confession basically said he woke up yesterday morning and decided he was going to kill someone and that would be his day,” the sheriff said.
“He was in the back seat,” the officer continued. “Stabbed her from behind, got out of the vehicle and casually walked away.”
Jacobs recorded and posted a video of the aftermath on Facebook, the sheriff added.
Ms. Dillon also worked as a budget analyst for the New Orleans Police Department.
Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said: “Our team is taking it quite badly. We will miss her very much. She was very quiet… very humble. A silent giant I would say because she meant a lot to this department and it tore our employees apart. the top.”
The investigation by Jefferson Parish authorities is still ongoing.