Larry Dunn of Dallas confessed to police that he killed the woman he was cheating on in an act of revenge after she revealed she was HIV positive a week earlier.
The video confession was played for jurors Tuesday in the Dallas murder trial of 37-year-old Dunn.
“In my mind, I’m already dead,” Dunn said in the video. “She killed me, so I killed her.”
Dunn was having an affair with Cicely Bolden in September 2012 when she divulged having the virus that turns into AIDS. Dunn came back to Bolden’s home a week later, and had unprotected sex with her a final time. He then went in to the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and stabbed her in the neck.
"She didn't see it until it was in her throat," Dunn reportedly told police. "She wasn't very strong."
Dunn believes he had caught the virus from Bolden, even though he still needs to test positive.
If convicted, he could face a life term. Dunn’s lawyer reportedly will try to prove he acted with “sudden passion,” which carries a sentence of 20 years in prison.
At first, Dunn denied killing Bolden, but graphically told police that the two of them had sex that day.
Dallas police Detective Brian Tabor told the court that Dunn was convincing, but he continued pressing the suspect because of his likely connection. He reportedly admitted to the crime in a second interview.
"I wanted to make her pay," Dunn said in an interview that was recorded. "Killing her wasn’t on the menu. That's just how it ended up."
Bolden’s body was reportedly discovered by her 7-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter in bed, naked from the waist down.