A Louisiana woman was fatally stabbed in a Facebook Live video following a "drug binge" that is believed to have lasted three or four days. The suspect who admitted to the gruesome killing was arrested, police said Tuesday.

Janice David, 34, of Baton Rouge, was found dead inside an abandoned vehicle in the parking lot of Sherwood Tower Monday night. Her body was naked and bound to the steering wheel with jumper cables when it was discovered.

Deputies arrested 35-year-old Earl Lee Johnson Jr. on the same day as he was involved in an unrelated case in which he stole a car and fled. After receiving reports about the gruesome video, cops questioned Johnson, who was already in custody, and he admitted to the murder. He was charged with first-degree murder and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, according to a news release by Baton Rouge Police.

David was reportedly choked, beaten and stabbed to death while she was tied to the steering wheel of the vehicle during the livestream that lasted around 15 minutes. Johnson also attempted to set the vehicle on fire, police said.

"Apparently they were involved in some drug usage together for a couple of days and the end result — as everyone has seen on Facebook Live — is a very gruesome, very evil act," Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, Baton Rouge Police spokesperson, said, as per the New York Post.

Johnson was reportedly convicted of armed robbery in 2007 and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Reports said he was released just weeks prior to the attack.

David's cousin, Terri Austin, described the death as "horrible." "Very horrible, very horrible. She didn't deserve to die like this…no one does. I really thought you know when they say she died that it would have been a vehicle wreck or something like that, wouldn’t dream that someone would do this to her," WAFB quoted Austin as saying.

"She (David) was caught up in a world I guess you could say that you know it was hard for her to get away from," the cousin added.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

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