Carlos Cadavid had sent his friend a text message on Valentine's Day complaining about Krizia Nunez, explaining his growing frustration with his girlfriend of four days. About two hours later she was dead, according to an arrest report.
Cavidad, 23, of Hollywood, waited about 30 minutes before calling 911 and then called his friend to pick him up at the Grand Motel, 430 S. Federal Hwy. in Dania Beach, but Broward Sheriff's deputies showed up first, the report stated.
Cadavid told deputies around 3:30 a.m. that Nunez had committed suicide. But several things didn't look right, investigators said.
A handgun was found in Nunez's hand, but it was clear her body had been moved and positioned. There was a partial fingerprint on her arm that could not have come from her hand and there was blood on Cadavid's hand. He initially was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, records show.
The Broward Medical Examiner's autopsy determined Nunez had been shot in the head from a distance and that the angle of the gunshot wound was inconsistent with the position of her body on the floor.
During questioning, Cadavid offered several versions of what had happened. When confronted with the inconsistencies, he confessed to shooting Nunez, the report stated.
Cadavid said he believed voices from the television in the motel room were telling him to kill his girlfriend. At first he struggled with the idea of shooting her but finally pulled the trigger during an argument, detectives said.
He told investigators that he pulled the gun from his waistband and shot her as she walked away from him to make her death "quick and painless," the report stated.
Cadavid admitted to staging the suicide scene by moving her body and putting the gun in her hand because he was afraid of being arrested and charged with murder, detectives said.
After arranging the body, Cadavid called his friend for a ride. The friend told investigators about the text message and the call, the report stated.
Cadavid was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond, Broward jail records show.
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