Murder suspect allegedly Googled ‘Does God forgive murderers?’ before shooting best friend

The man charged with killing his best friend, allegedly performed online searches on his phone in weeks prior to the murder such as “How to kill your best friend” and “Does God forgive murderers,” a cell phone expert testified Thursday.

Suspect Eugene Burns’ cell phone was the focus of much of Thursday’s testimony. Burns is on trial for allegedly killing Onyekachi Osuchukwu III in November 2015.

The expert had examined Burns’ phone, and said some some of the searches recovered off his phone, dated a few weeks before the shooting took included searches about cocaine, weed and what it feels like to kill someone.

Burns’ cousin also testified that he, Burns and Osuchukwu were involved in selling drugs. Before Osuchukwu was shot, Burns told his cousin he wasn’t happy with their “arrangement.” Text messages introduced in court relayed messages from Burns to his cousin revealing a plan to kill Osuchukwu, sent just days before the 24-year-old was found killed. The witness said Burns called him and said he had killed Osuchukwu, alleging aht he tried to take Burns’ gun away before he was shot.



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