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An Indiana man is facing a murder charge after allegedly admitting to killing his girlfriend.

Jason Eaton is shown in a booking photo.

Jason Eaton is shown in a booking photo. (Credit: WXIN)

Jason Eaton, 43, walked into the Greensburg Police Department on Tuesday with a woman and asked to talk to an officer, according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis. He told the officer that he had killed his girlfriend, later identified as Wendy Sabatini, according to court documents.

Officers were sent to their Greensburg home where Sabatini’s son, who thought his mother was at work, let them in. He had just arrived home from a school-related internship.

Sabatini’s body was found in a bedroom. Police said she died of an apparent gunshot wound to her head. A firearm was found in the bedroom and seized by officers.

Wendy Sabatini (Photo provided by family member)

Wendy Sabatini is pictured in a photo released by her family. (Credit: WXIN)

Eaton was detained at the police station. He spoke with officers and said he approached her in the bedroom with an engagement ring to ask her to marry him, according to police.

She declined before he was able to ask, they said.

Eaton said he then retrieved the gun from a nightstand and shot her in the head from behind, according to police.

He eventually left the home and went to the home of the woman who accompanied him to the police department, authorities said. He allegedly told her he “messed up” and said he thought he killed Sabatini.

In addition to the murder charge, Eaton faces a firearm sentencing enhancement.