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Details emerge in murder case against former wrestler Brian McGhee

TAMPA — Ex-pro wrestler Brian McGhee called his sister, mother and spoke to a police officer while on the lam to acknowledge stabbing his girlfriend to death, a court affidavit filed Tuesday shows.

McGhee, 29, was arrested after a car chase and crash last week, hours after authorities say he killed his estranged girlfriend, Bianca McGaughey, 25.

McGhee went by the names "DT Porter" and "The Future" in the wrestling ring. A World Wrestling Entertainment fan-created biography of his character says, "DT lacks mercy, and will deliver great anger and furious vengeance on any who stand in his way."

A search warrant affidavit filed Tuesday says a witness saw McGhee walk up to McGaughey's apartment July 24 at 8449 Del Lago Circle and appear to punch her in the stomach. She fell to the ground screaming and the witness ran to call for help.

When the witness returned, McGaughey was on the sidewalk, a knife sticking from her stomach. She died at the scene.

McGhee fled in a Pontiac Grand Prix, authorities said. He called his sister and mother and admitted to killing McGaughey, the court record shows. While his sister was having trouble keeping him on the line, an officer took the phone and McGhee confessed a third time, the affidavit shows.

Authorities spotted McGhee's car and gave chase until he crashed and was arrested on a first-degree murder charge.

McGhee is held without bail in the Hillsborough County Jail.

Charles Scudder can be reached at cscudder@tampabay.com or (813) 225-3111.

Details emerge in murder case against former wrestler Brian McGhee 07/30/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:49pm]
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