A prison guard is now behind bars after a cell phone recording placed him with his wife at the time of her death on June 2, despite what he told authorities.
As People reports, Bradley S. Jenkins, 30, and his wife of two weeks, Allissa L. Jenkins née Martin, 27, attended the Cardinals baseball game against the Chicago Cubs the night prior.
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According to the affidavit, around 1:45 a.m. St.Louis police found Bradley straddling his wife’s bloody body on a ramp in a parking garage close to Busch Stadium. They were responding to a call that a woman had fallen from the Stadium East Parking Garage.
The affidavit states that Bradley was “was agitated and appeared to be intoxicated” when police found him.
Authorities claim the prison guard told them “several lies.” These lies included Bradley claiming not to have been on the roof of the garage with Allissa and that they weren’t having a physical altercation, WBAL11 reports.
However, footage discovered on the victim’s phone proved otherwise.
WBAL11 reports that police found Allissa’s cellphone on the seventh floor of the garage with its camera still recording.
Detective Mark West wrote in a probable cause statement:
The recording showed her pointing the camera toward herself. She then turned the camera toward this defendant and he was shown on camera. They were arguing. During the recording you can hear her yell for him to quit punching her face. Shortly after that, you hear her scream as she falls.
Charges state that Bradley told authorities that he and Allissa married in Las Vegas on May 22, WBAL11 reports. The 30-year-old remains in police custody on a $100,000 cash-only bond for a third-degree domestic assault charge. Police are still investigating the victim’s death and autopsy results are pending.