New Orleans, Louisiana – A man who fatally stabbed his Uber driver on Thursday posted video of the victim dying in her car to Facebook.
Brandon Jacobs, 29, was charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing Yolanda Dillion, 54.
Yolanda Dillion, a breast cancer survivor, was a fiscal analyst at the New Orleans Police Department and worked as an Uber driver on the side for extra cash.
Brandon Jacobs told police he woke up in the morning and decided he was going to kill someone.
“He stated that he woke up yesterday morning and decided he was going to kill someone,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said.
“He was in the back seat,” Lopinto said. “Stabbed her from behind. Exited the vehicle and just walked away casually.”
Jacobs is being held without bond.
Fox News reported:
The Uber passenger accused of murdering a New Orleans police department employee moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing platform allegedly posted video of the woman dying in her vehicle to Facebook.
Brandon Jacobs, 29, of Harvey, Louisiana, was booked on a second-degree murder charge for the killing of 54-year-old Yolanda Dillion. Dillion was a fiscal analyst at the New Orleans Police Department, where she worked for the past 10 years, police chief Shaun Ferguson said Friday.
Dillion was stabbed multiple times Thursday afternoon in her car in the parking lot of a hotel in neighboring Jefferson Parish. She died later at a hospital.
An involved member of the St. Paul the Apostle in New Orleans East, Dillion reportedly would pick up Uber rides during her downtime to earn some extra money for Christmas gifts, WWL-TV reported.
A breast cancer survivor herself, Dillion was also her elderly’s mother’s only child and caretaker and was also attending classes to get her PhD in sociology when not working for the police department.