Tampa, FL — Ex-pro wrestler Brian McGhee will be charged with murder in relation to the stabbing death of his former girlfriend, Bianca McGaughey. The 25-year-old woman was found stabbed several times on Wednesday night and died at the scene.
McGhee was named a suspect in McGaughey’s death and his car was spotted. But McGhee fled from officers and ended up crashing his car into a guardrail.
Because of this, CBS News reports that McGhee has not been booked into jail on murder charges yet. Rather, he is still in a hospital recovering from injuries sustained during the car crash.
During his time in the wrestling world, Brian McGhee was known as “The Future,” Donovan Ruddick, and D.T. Porter. According to his wrestling bio, the 29-year-old is six feet, six inches tall and weighs 251 pounds.
He was also apparently a victim of childhood bullying. The bio adds, “Once the oppressed, DT is the one now doing the enforcing.” While the majority of wrestlers are actually quite peaceful outside the ring, there have been other incidents of violence. Most famously, Chris Benoit killed his wife and sone before hanging himself in 2007.
NBC News reports that police believe McGhee was parked outside the Tampa apartment complex on Wednesday evening when he spotted McGaughey. The police report adds, “The defendant then exited his vehicle and approached the victim… walking toward him. He then began stabbing the victim. The defendant then walked back to his vehicle and fled the apartment complex.”
While the pair were involved romantically, the report added that the relationship ended about a year ago. However, McGhee reportedly continued contact with McGaughey.
During his time in the wrestling world, McGhee worked his way up the ranks and ended up with a developmental contract between 2010 and 2012 with World Wrestling Entertainment. But he lost both tag-team matches, according to the Internet Wrestling Database.
It is not yet clear how long it will take Brian McGhee to recover enough to face murder charges.
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