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Tattoo Ink Murder: Victim's last moments on video

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ABC7 showed the surveillance video of the final minutes of a teenager's life -- after she was shot and killed over tattoo ink.

Jericka Chambers

Earlier today, a jury convicted the man who killed the 16 year old victim in the Springhill apartment complex in Greenbelt.

The man in the white T-shirt, 21 year old Rydell Estep walks up to the counter at a mini mart in Greenbelt, buys what appears to be a bag of candy. Two hours later and about a block away, he kills young Jericka Chambers over a bottle of tattoo ink."

Full of life and a great swimmer, that's how Jericka's family describes her. It's now been 16 months since she was murdered. Today the long and painful trial came to an end.

Estep, described by the Chambers family as a friend of the victim's, now faces life in prison without parole.

The two were reportedly arguing that summer night over the tattoo ink. They each snagged the ink away from each other outside of her Greenbelt apartment, before Estep pulled out a gun and shot her once in the head.

The Bladensburg high school freshman wanted another tattoo to go with one she already had of a butterfly, similar to the one her cousin now has. At least two people witnessed the incident and testified, including Estep's own twin brother.

"During the trial, Rydell Estep's brother ... He admitted that his brother was there and committed the crime," said Ramon Korionoff, a spokesperson for the Prince George's County States Attorney's office.

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