A man is accused of stabbing his niece to death in Bridgeport on Monday night.

Police said it happened in the area of Fairfield Avenue.

According to police, the call came in around 10 p.m., a man called the dispatch center and reported that he just killed his "16-year-old daughter."

Officers immediately responded to his apartment at 2292 Fairfield Ave. When they arrived, they found the caller, 31-year-old Richard Segabiro, covered in blood and his niece, Francine Nyanzaninka, whom they said he raised as his daughter, dead in the bathroom of their apartment.

Police said Nyanzaninka appeared to have been stabbed multiple times. Also in the home at the time of the homicide were Segabiro's wife and three young children, who were unharmed.

Segabiro was arrested and later confessed to the stabbing, according to police.

He was charged with murder and was held on a $1 million bond.

Police said the homicide was Bridgeport's third of the year.

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