Man Who Allegedly Recorded Woman's Murder and Saved It on SD Card Is Charged in 2nd Death

Brian Steven Smith has been charged with first-degree murder.
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A man charged with murder after the discovery of an SD card containing brutal images and video of a woman's death has admitted to killing another woman in Alaska, according to authorities.

Brian Steven Smith, 48, was taken into custody last week as he arrived at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Kathleen Henry. Now, he's charged in the death of Veronica Abouchuk, whose body was found in April. 

Police said Smith told them he killed a woman between 2017 and 2018, and gave them the location of her body, which led officials to connect him to Abouchuk.

Smith has pleaded not guilty in the death of Henry. He was arrested and charged with her murder after a woman out for a walk found a memory card containing 39 still photos and 12 videos that was labeled "homicide at midtown Marriott." She called police after viewing the card. 

Henry's body was located just two days later, along a highway in Anchorage. Smith was connected to the murder thanks to phone records, police said, which placed him at the area where Henry's remains were found. 

Smith will be arraigned on the new charges for Abouchuk's death Monday. He has not entered a plea to those. He is currently being held on $750,000 bail. 

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