FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man choked his girlfriend to death before attempting to commit suicide, a newly released arrest report states.
The woman, in her 50s, was found dead Sunday morning at the Rashelle Hotel on Northwest 27th Avenue near Fort Lauderdale.
According to the report, Kindle told the dispatcher that he had "done something bad," and when asked what it was that he did, he said, "I killed my girlfriend."
Deputies said Kindle admitted that he choked the victim to death after they argued about his drug use.
Responding deputies found the victim's body under a pile of clothing in the room, obstructing her from view. They said she was bound at the wrists and ankles with belts, preventing her from escaping or fighting back.
The report stated that Kindle had several lacerations on his lower arms and wrists and was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
Deputies said Kindle claimed he tried to commit suicide by taking a large amount of pills and cutting himself.
A hotel manager informed detectives that the couple had checked in together May 29.
Associate medical examiner Dr. Rebecca MacDougall arrived at the scene and ruled the death a homicide. MacDougall said the victim had been dead for more than a day.
Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said Kindle claimed he killed his girlfriend about 2 a.m. Saturday.
Kindle was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.
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