20-year-old India Mackey was murdered by her 18-year-old boyfriend, Kevin Dixon on November 19.
Dixon will stand trial and faces charges of first-degree murder, though the jury will likely find the case pretty open and shut.
In the moments leading up to her death, Mackey recorded a cell phone video of her point of view.
*WARNING: news video describes an act of domestic violence and murder
The video is truly chilling.
Dixon calmly loaded a gun and wiping off his fingerprints, making sure to give Mackey a good look at the bullet he claims will kill her.
â€œYou think Iâ€™m motherf***ing playing, huh.â€
India Mackey recorded her bf loading his gun as he said he was going to kill her and then he killed her. These stories nowadays getting worse and worse, Iâ€™m hurt.— Ya Favorite QTðŸ‘¸ðŸ½ (@TrueLovelyMe) November 24, 2019
A little while later, Dixon was pulled over by police for driving erratically.
The authorities found Mackey deceased in the passenger seat.
Domestic violence is not funny. Donâ€™t convince yourself if it doesnâ€™t hurt, its not love. Love builds, not breaks down. Now he and his mother are both going to jail, ntm the danger the rest of his family will face bc the crime is so high profile. https://t.co/6G3FTaY0Zk— PARðŸ—¼S. (@thelionessclub) November 24, 2019
According to The Root, Dixon was charged with “first-degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon, and felony firearm charges.”
His mother also faces felony charges for tampering with the murder weapon at the request of her son.
As a father who is always doing what I can to protect my babies this made me cry for real. Joseph & Irvie Polk Iâ€™m praying for yâ€™all.— Daniel A.A. Ishmel (@DanielsAMG2016) November 21, 2019
India Mackey R.I.P. lil sis. https://t.co/hqEg00AWgy
WXYZ reporter Andrea Isom said as she was covering the story:
â€œIâ€™ve been doing this job for a very long time. Weâ€™ve seen a lot but I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever seen anything like this.â€
We are learning more about a Tuesday homicide in Warren.— Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) November 20, 2019
Family of the victim identifies her as 20-year-old India Mackey. She was killed a day after her birthday.
Family say the 18yo suspect in custody is her boyfriend. pic.twitter.com/L71t2Durqm
Huffpost reported in April that nearly half of all murdered women are killed at the hands of their partners.
Researchers point to an increase in gun violence as one driver of that startling statistic.
Kabria Arnold. India Mackey. Raven Cason. Aniah Blanchard. Alexis Crawford. Taylor Williams.— Jada Lada Boo ðŸ‘» (@jayduhhhhhhh) November 27, 2019
I cry for yâ€™all ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ daily. Itâ€™s not fair. I followed every story that was posted in the news for updates knowing how taxing that was for me and I still will never be at peace
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 at any time of the day or night to find someone who can help.