NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Wednesday was day three of the trial of Michael Ebong, who is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 36-year-old Sheena West and 30-year-old Kelsey Paton.
The deaths of the two women happened less than a year after each other. He is also accused of rape.
Norfolk Police say Sheena West was found dead in November 2020 and Kelsey Paton was found dead on July 2020. Both were discovered at Ebong’s apartment on Hillside Avenue in Norfolk.
In court on Wednesday, a detective and investigator were called to the stand. Audio was also played for the jury of Ebong’s statement to investigators in July 2021.
In the audio, Ebong recalls what he says happened when he met Paton at a bar on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. He says once they got to his apartment, they drank, danced, and had sex.
Ebong claims she then left the room to do drugs. He says when he got up to use the bathroom in the morning, he discovered Paton unresponsive and called 911.
Ebong can also be heard saying, “I’m sorry this happened,” and alludes to another previous situation where a person had been found at his home.
Closing statements are expected in this case on Thursday. WAVY News 10’s Bianca Holman will be in the courtroom. Look for complete coverage of any new developments throughout the day on WAVY, on-air and online.
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