Ana Abulaban is a TikTok star with nearly a million online followers pleaded not guilty on Monday to shooting and killing his newly estranged wife and a man she was with last week at a San Diego high-rise.
Prosecutors said Ali Abulaban had surreptitiously installed a listening device on his 5-year-old daughter’s iPad, and when he heard his wife and another man talking, he went to her apartment and shot them to death, CBS affiliate KFMB-TV reported.
Police identified the victims as Ana Abulaban, 28, of San Diego and Rayburn Cadenas Barron, 29, of National City.
Who was Ana Abulaban?
Ana Abulaban was 28 years old and resided in San Diego, California, with her husband Ali Abulaban and their five-year-old daughter.
According to reports, Ana was subjected to domestic abuse at the hands of Ali. In September, Ali pushed Ana, causing an injury that was witnessed by their young child.
On October 18th, Ana demanded that her husband depart their home; Ali, however, made a duplicate of the key. He trashed the apartment and then set up a listening device on his daughter’s iPad to listen in on his wife on October 21st.
Ana Abulaban Husband
Tiktoker Jinnkid is behind bars after being accused of murdering his wife Ana Abulaban and another man.
Jinnkid, whose real name is Ali Nasser Abulaban, grew a massive following for his comedy videos on the platform.
Who is Jinnkids’s wife Ana Abulaban?
Ana Abulaban was a content creator and social media influencer.
She was on Instagram with the username @anamacewindu with over 11,000 followers and was also active on Facebook.
The 28-year-old was married to Ali Nasser Abulaban and the pair were parents to a toddler.
It is unclear what her educational background was.
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Ana Abulaban Now
The details were revealed during the San Diego County Superior Court arraignment for Abulaban, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder as well as special-circumstance allegations of multiple killings.
Brast said outside court that Abulaban, 29, is a TikTok star known as JinnKid, with more than 940,000 followers on the social media app. His account features comedy skits and impersonations of the character Tony Montana from the 1983 film “Scarface.”
Abulaban’s attorney did not comment on the allegations during the hearing.
About two dozen family members and friends of the two victims packed the courtroom. Several of them sobbed as Brast shared details about last Thursday’s killings in San Diego’s East Village neighborhood.
Brast said Ali Abulaban confessed to detectives and accused his wife of cheating, although the prosecutor said she believes Barron was a friend.
According to Brast, Ana Abulaban had asked her husband to move out Oct. 18. He checked into a hotel.
Three days later, Brast said, Ali Abulaban sneaked back into the apartment and trashed it while his wife was gone. He also installed the listening app on his daughter’s iPad.
Hours later, Abulaban was listening to the app when he heard his wife and a man talking and giggling, Brast said, and he raced back to the high-rise. Security camera video showed him running out of the elevator to the apartment.
Brast said Abulaban shot Barron three times before shooting his wife in her head. Abulaban then called his mother and confessed, Brast said.
KFMB-TV reported that after fleeing the scene, Abulaban picked his daughter up from her school and at some point told her that he “hurt Mommy,” Brast said. The child is now in the care of other family members.
Judge Kimberlee Lagotta ordered Abulaban jailed without bail. The judge also issued a protective order that requires Abulaban to stay away from his daughter, who is being cared for by family.
Has Ana Abulaban been charged with the double murders
The bodies of Ana Abulaban and Rayburn Barron, both 28 years old, were discovered inside the San Diego apartment with gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. They died at the scene around 3:30 p.m., according to police reports.
Despite Ali pleading not guilty to the double murder of his wife and her friend, he has been charged with both murders, according on E! Online. Ali Abulaban has been granted bail but must stay away from his daughter as part of a protective order and is required to do so.
When was Jinnkid arrested?
Following his call to police, Ali was arrested 45 minutes later on state Route 15 near Interstate 805.
His daughter was in the vehicle when police arrived.
Judge Kimberlee Lagotta ordered Ali be held without bail.
He was also ordered to stay away from his daughter, who is now in the care of family members.
Ali pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder as well as special-circumstance allegations of multiple killings.
If convicted, the TikToker faces the death penalty or life in prison, according to The District Attorney’s Office.
Ali’s attorney did not comment on the allegations during the hearing.
Ana Abulaban Facts
A TikTok star accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and her male friend in a San Diego high-rise had allegedly bugged his 5-year-old daughter’s iPad hours earlier in a bid to catch them together.
Ali Abulaban, 29, pleaded not guilty in San Diego Superior Court on Monday to two counts of murder over the Oct. 21 slayings of his wife, Ana Abulaban, 28, and her friend Rayburn Cadenas Barron, 29, the Union-Tribune reports.
He is also charged with special-circumstance allegations of multiple killings, which means prosecutors can seek the death penalty if he is convicted.
Abulaban, who goes by JinnKid on TikTok, has nearly a million online followers and posts comedy skits and celebrity impersonations, including “Scarface” character Tony Montana.