Man Who Rapped About Killing His Girlfriend Charged With Her Murder
A man who is suspected of kidnapping and murdering his girlfriend is alleged to have appeared in video footage, rapping about killing a woman and burying her in the ground on the very night that his girlfriend disappeared.
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Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Anthony Camou is thought to be the man pictured freestyle-rapping during a Los Angeles open mic night on the same day that his girlfriend Amanda Custer went missing.
The man can be heard rapping the lyrics: "I cut the f***ing EMP off my leg and then I'm out.
"You don't even know the news. I killed my b**** and then buried that b**** in the f***ing dirt."
The rapper in the footage - widely suggested to be Camou - can be seen wearing a dark shirt and grabbing the microphone for the impromptu, and potentially confessional, performance.
Following the performance, some of the other musicians at the night can be seen exchanging confused and concerned glances with one another.
Camou was taken into custody after being arrested on warrant early on Tuesday. He was involved in a five-hour-long stand off with police, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Reports suggest that he has not been charged with Custer's kidnapping.
The authorities said that they had been seeking Camou after a witness claimed to have seen him putting the limp corpse of 31-year-old Custer into the back of a Toyota Prius outside his house on Monday.
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Police later discovered blood at the home, along with a tarp, a digging tool and more blood in the trunk.
Custer's body has not been found.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that while they are aware of 'a video being circulated that depicts suspect Camou rapping' they have yet to get their hands on the original file.
They added: "We want to make sure it's unedited. If it's edited, then in court people can poke holes in it."
The man who actually filmed the controversial footage, Michael R Moore, said that he had no idea that he'd filmed Robert Camou and said to local TV channel KTLA-TV 5: "What he said, he said it with such force that people just stopped.
"They were shocked. There was a lot of hate in his expression."
The Sheriff's department spokesperson Lieutenant Scott Hoglund said that reports from police and the courts suggest that Camou and Custer's relationship had been plagued by allegations of violence.
In fact, it has been reported that Amanda Custer had sought a restraining order against Camou in February.
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