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Ali Abulaban lashes out at a prosecutor during his testimony at trial. He was charged with murder for killing his estranged wife Ana Abulaban, 28, and her friend, Rayburn Cardenas Barron. (Screenshot: KGTV)

‘You’re out your mind’: TikTok user on trial for shooting wife lashes out over ‘teen porn videos’ allegation

Ali Abulaban lashes out at a prosecutor during his testimony at trial. He was charged with murder for killing his estranged wife Ana Abulaban, 28, and her friend, Rayburn Cardenas Barron. (Screenshot: KGTV)

Jurors on Friday took up deliberations in the murder case against a popular TikTok user who shot and killed his estranged wife and her friend. Their work is ongoing as they mull over defendant Ali “Jinnkid” Abulaban’s own admission that he gunned down Ana Abulaban, 28, and Rayburn Cardenas Barron, 29. The defense’s contends that he legitimately lost control. As part of the trial, jurors also saw Abulaban lash out at a prosecutor during his dayslong testimony.

“What did you just say?” he said, according to San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV.

“That’s what you were researching, correct?” the prosecutor said.

“Say it again,” he said.

“Teen porn videos,” the prosecutor said.

“You’re out your mind,” she said.

Abulaban claimed to be blindsided by the question.

“Show me the teen sh-t you just said,” Abulaban said. “You want to paint me as some kind of child molester? Show me what you just said. I’ve never seen that in the discovery. I’ve been incarcerated three years. You never showed that to my team. Where did you get that?”

“It’s in your phone,” the prosecutor said.

“Show it!” he said.

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    Ali Abulaban was ever-animated back in his jailhouse interview with local Fox affiliate KSWB after the October 2021 double murder. At the time, he sobbed and sometimes slammed his fist onto a jail counter. Abulaban admitted to spying on his wife in the days before she died by sneaking into the apartment and installing an app on their 5-year-old daughter’s iPad so he could listen in on what was happening inside the house.

    “Oh my God, I caught her, I caught her. Oh my God, oh my god. There’s a man, there’s a man. And then guess what I hear like a f—— nightmare? R&B music,” he said from jail.

    He said he was “screaming” on the ride over: “Don’t have sex, Ana … Don’t do it.”

    When he got to the home, he said he found his wife and Barron on the couch, kissing. He would not say what happened in the next few moments. But at trial, he admitted to shooting and killing the victims. His mother, Dalal Warra, testified Monday that he called her and admitted murdering his estranged wife and her friend, and that he sent her pictures of the corpses.

    Prosecutors said by the time of the murders, Ana Abulaban had previously called it quits with the physically abusive defendant.

    “I want you out of my life, once and for all,” she texted defendant Abulaban hours before the murders, according to City News Service.

    It was close to 3 p.m. when surveillance footage from the apartment complex showed Ana Abulaban and Barron going into the apartment complex together and Ali Abulaban entering the building’s parking garage before going inside the complex. It was security footage from a neighbor’s camera which caught audio of him entering the apartment, a series of at least six gunshots that followed, his confession to his mother, and his screams of “Ana! Ana! Ana!”

    The slain woman’s friends described a history of violence that plagued the couple’s relationship since as far back as 2015 when the couple lived in Japan before moving to Virginia and then to San Diego. KUSI reported that friends described Ali Abulaban as deeply jealous and unfaithful, allegedly starting an affair with another woman in the apartment building.

    The defense argues that Ali Abulaban’s abuse of cocaine, history of suffering childhood abuse, and his undiagnosed bipolar disorder were a perfect storm that culminated in the shooting at the apartment. The defense also reportedly told the jury during opening statements that Abulaban was “simply out of his mind” that day and it was as though he was “in the passenger seat of his body.” A psychologist called by the defense on Monday testified that Abulaban has since been diagnosed formally with bipolar I disorder and has a number of other unspecified personality disorders including narcissistic features.

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    Brandi Buchman contributed to this report.

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