Man Writes Chilling Apology On Facebook Before Murdering Girlfriend


A man accused of murdering his girlfriend in front of their seven-month old daughter wrote an apology on his Facebook wall hours before the brutal killing.

23-year-old Ethan Reid has been charged with murdering his girlfriend Kaylah Hodges with a shotgun at his mother’s house in Scottsville, Kentucky.

A few hours before allegedly killing Kayla, Reid wrote an odd apology on his Facebook wall asking for forgiveness and explaining that he was ‘pushed to this’.

murdered-fiancee-with-a-shotgunAllen County Detention

He wrote:

Sorry guys. I’m truly not this bad of a person. I’ve been pushed to this point over of time. I’m dissapointed [sic] in myself too. I could have been so much more. It’s so sad.

I’m a terrible person overall. Learn from my mistakes. Just know this was never my intentions. I love all of you. I’m just not meant to be happy. Ever. I’m sorry. I love you all. Xoxo.

According to the Allen County Sheriff Department the couple – whose relationship reportedly ended last week after five years – had been arguing and Hodges was killed after being shot by a 20-gauge shotgun.


The couple’s baby was present during the incident but wasn’t hurt as she was being held by April Riley, Reid’s mother.

Ms Riley explained the confrontation: 

Kaylah handed me the baby and got around me, and Ethan shoved me and the baby back and went after her.

And then I heard a ‘pop’ and when I got to the edge of the hallway I saw her fall out the front door.


After shooting Kaylah, Reid was disarmed by a neighbour who hit Reid with the butt of a shotgun and sat on him until police arrived and arrested him.

Police deputies rushed Kaylah to hospital but she died of injuries.

Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.