A dad convinced his wife was cheating on him used his five-year-old’s iPad to spy on his former partner before shooting her dead, along with her male friend, a court heard.
Ali Abulaban, from San Diego, California – better known as “JinnKid” on TikTok – had reportedly accused his wife of cheating with her friend, Rayburn Cadenas Barron, who was also believed to be killed by the social media influencer.
Ali’s estranged wife, Ana Abulaban, had reportedly asked him to move out of their home on October 18. He consequently checked into a hotel.
However, a few days later, the TikTok star allegedly snuck back into his family apartment while Ana was gone.
Prosecutors say that while inside the house he installed an elaborate app on his daughter’s iPad so that he could spy on his wife.
It is said that this is how he learned that his wife was hanging out with Rayburn.
Security camera footage from the day of the alleged crime – which happened just before 3 p.m. on Thursday – showed a man rush into the San-Diego high-rise, before running out of the building’s elevator, on the 35th floor, and into the apartment.
Ali allegedly proceeded to shoot Rayburn three times before pointing the gun at his wife’s head and pulling the trigger once more.
The TikTok star allegedly called his mother to confess his crime, before picking his daughter up from school while he was still armed.
The 29-year-old dad called the police while driving with his daughter and was arrested 45 minutes afterwards.
Police have since confirmed and identified Ali’s victims as Ana Abulaban, 28, of San Diego, and Rayburn Cadenas Barron, 29, of National City.