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'I killed my girlfriend,' Reginald Kindle tells 911 dispatcher

Woman found dead at Rashelle Hotel near Fort Lauderdale

Reginald Kindle is pictured here after a 2011 arrest.
Reginald Kindle is pictured here after a 2011 arrest.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office on Tuesday released a 911 call placed by a man accused of killing his girlfriend at a hotel near Fort Lauderdale.

"I did something bad," the man, later identified as Reginald Kindle, told the 911 dispatcher.

"OK, what did you do, sir?" the dispatcher asked.

"I killed my girlfriend," Kindle replied.

Kindle was arrested after his girlfriend was found dead Sunday at the Rashelle Hotel on Northwest 27th Avenue.

BSO deputies arrived within minutes of the 911 call and found the victim's body under a pile of clothing in the hotel room, obstructing her from view. Deputies said she was bound at the wrists and ankles with belts.

The dispatcher asked Kindle how he killed his girlfriend.

"I choked her," Kindle said.

Kindle told the dispatcher that there were knives in the room, although he wasn't armed.

"Can you go next to her and tell me what you see?" the dispatcher asked Kindle.

"No," Kindle said. "No. I did it yesterday."

Kindle said he cut himself but was "too dehydrated to bleed." Kindle said he also took some pills.

"They're not working," Kindle said.

Kindle waited for deputies to arrive, telling the dispatcher that he was "tired."

According to the arrest report, Kindle told deputies that he strangled his girlfriend during an argument about his drug use.

Kindle faces a charge of second-degree murder. The victim's identity hasn't been released.

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