Female Uber Driver Stabbed To Death By Passenger


A female Uber driver who also worked with the police was murdered at random by a passenger who "just wanted to k!ll someone", cops say.


Brandon Jacobs, 29, is accused of stabbing Yolanda Dillion, 54, to death before posting a video of the bloody aftermath to Facebook.

The passenger allegedly killed his victim from the backseat of her car in Louisiana, US after she picked him up for his journey on Thursday, Dec. 8.

He then walked to a hotel where he had pre-booked a room before cops arrested him on suspicion of the crime.

Suspect Brandon Jacobs


In a press conference, Sheriff Joseph Lopinto confirmed Yolanda had been k!lled and also revealed the alleged confession in which Jacobs reportedly told police of his motivation behind the savage attack on Thursday.


Lopinto explained: "His confession basically stated that he woke up yesterday morning and decided he was going to k!ll someone and decided that was going to be his day.

"We asked him specifically, ‘how did you pick her?’ His response was 'I didn’t pick her, Uber picked her.' She was the random person that picked him up that day.

"He was in the back seat. Stabbed her from behind. Exited the vehicle and just walked away casually."


Yolanda, who also worked for the New Orleans Police Department as a budget administrator, was loved by her colleagues.



Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said: "She will be dearly missed. She was very quiet, very humble. A quiet giant, I would say, because she meant a lot to this department and it tore our employees up."


A statement from the Jefferson Parish Sherriff's Office added that the suspect was caught "within hours of the murder."

They said: "Our investigation has shown that the victim was an Uber driver providing a ride to Jacobs from a location in New Orleans to the hotel.


"When the ride ended, Jacobs stabbed her repeatedly before leaving the vehicle."


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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