Brian McGhee arrested in fatal stabbing of girlfriend after posting a bloody picture to Facebook
A former professional wrestler has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death after making a bloody snapshot his Facebook profile picture and leading police on a high-speed chase.
Brian McGhee, 29, allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in Tampa, FL., at about 8:30 Wednesday night and posted a picture of a bloody body part on Facebook before fleeing the scene and seriously injuring himself in a car accident while police pursued him, according to reports. Officials will charge him with first-degree murder.
The victim, Bianca McGaughey, 25, died at the scene from multiple stab wounds, reports said.
The face of a killer?: Brian 'DT Porter' McGhee is accused of stabbing girlfriend Bianca McGaughey to death in a Tampa, FL, apartment complex
McGhee is said to have stabbed McGaughey at a Tampa apartment complex before his vehicle was seen by authorities, resulting in a three agency pursuit that ended in an accident in a neighboring county, according to the Tampa Tribune.
The Florida Highway Patrol, Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies and the Tampa Police Department chased McGhee to just over the Pasco County border before he crashed and sustained injuries requiring an overnight stay in a local hospital, the paper reported.
McGhee has since been released and faces first-degree murder charges, a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told MailOnline. He is likely to be arraigned tomorrow, the spokesperson added.
The bloody snapshot was posted to McGhee’s Facebook page – and made his profile picture – one hour after he is alleged to have stabbed McGaughey to death. It is not clear which body part is in the picture, but multiple reports are saying it is an arm - it is also not clear if it is McGhee or McGaughey is shown in the picture.
Murdered: McGhee (pictured left) posted the picture on the right of a stab wound to his Facebook profile about an hour after he allegedly stabbed Bianca McGaughey (pictured below with McGhee) to death in a Tampa apartment, it is not clear who's stab wound is in the picture
Lovebirds: McGhee and McGaughey look the image of happiness in the picture taken together
Horrific: McGhee made the stab wound his profile picture, causing concern among his family and friends
The picture’s posting caused confusion and concern among those that know McGhee, with some people urging him to contact them and others wanting to know what was happening.
Both McGhee and McGaughey are originally from St. Louis, MO, based on their Facebook pages, it is unclear if the two knew met in Florida or knew each other from back home.
Starting in 2006, McGhee also wrestled under the names ‘The Future’ and Donovan Ruddick. The accused murderer also served in the U.S. Navy from 2002 until 2004, according to his Facebook page.
Beautiful: Bianca McGaughey (center) with family in a pictured added to Facebook only four hours before her death
Intimidating: Brian McGhee, a wrestler who spent two years in the WWE system, is pictured with two unidentified children
Fearsome: McGhee strikes a fearsome pose in another picture
Dejected?: McGhee, pictured in a weight room, looking less than happy
Known in the ring as DT Porter, McGhee was a developmental wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment from 2010 to 2012, and also managed a pawn shop and a clothing store, both in St. Louis, according to his Facebook page.
‘Once the oppressed, DT is the one now doing the enforcing. Determined to take out all of his childhood pain and torment out on the bodies of his opposition, DT lacks mercy, and will deliver great anger and furious vengeance on any who stand in his way,’ says his archived profile on a wrestling website.
This is not the first violent murder involving current or former professional wrestlers.
Never made it: MCGhee was let go from the WWE's developmental wrestler program after only two years
Take him away boys!: McGhee plays in a toy police car with an unidentified child
Death of a family: Professional wrestler Chris Benoit strangled to death his wife and son before hanging himself at his home over a three day period in 2007
In 2007, wrestler Chris Benoit strangled to death both his wife Nancy and son Daniel before hanging himself over a three day period. News reports at the time speculated ‘roid rage’ caused by steroid abuse led to the violent double-murder suicide.
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