Killer confesses after seeing Christ film.
Police previously thought that Dan Leach's 19-year-oldgirlfriend had taken her own life.
But after seeing the film, depicting the hours leading up to the crucifixion of Christ, theTexas man confessed.
The Passion Of The Christ has been a box office smash, taking well over pounds 150min the United States. It is due to open in the UK this weekend.
Leach, 21, said he murdered his girl friend Ashley Nicole Wilson in January after discovering she was pregnant.
Police said it appeared he did not want to raise the child.
``It was very well-planned and well executed,'' said Detective Mike Kubricht. Leach apparently wore gloves and left no traces of DNA at the scene,Mr Kubricht said.
A coroner ruled that Ms Wilson had committed suicide at her apartment near Richmond, south west of Houston.
Mel Gibson's controversial film on the last 12 hours of Christ's life opened across Britain yesterday, while in the States a man who had seen the film confessed to killing his pregnant lover