Man sleeps in bedroom as police find fatally stabbed woman in bathroom
Roberto Salabarria-Rodriguez confesses to killing victim, police say
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 55-year-old man was asleep in his bedroom when people discovered a dead woman on his bathroom floor – her body in a pool of blood, police said.
Roberto Salabarria-Rodriguez was arrested on a second-degree murder charge. After being read his rights, Salabarria-Rodriguez admitted to killing the woman with a knife, police said.
Miami-Dade County police arrived at the residence in the 600 block of Southwest 96th Court at 3:06 a.m. Sunday after getting a call about a man who had beaten a woman.
The caller told police the victim walked into her bedroom and locked the door after getting into an argument with Roberto Salabarria-Rodriguez.
Salabarria-Rodriguez then began knocking on the bedroom door and demanded that the victim open it, a police report said.
He then armed himself with a knife, the report said, and used it to open the bedroom door.
Once inside, Salabarria-Rodriguez attacked the victim, the report said, and began to choke her. At that point, another woman in the room fled the home and called 911 at a neighbor’s house.
When police arrived, the doors of the home were locked and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel had to force their way inside, police said.
That's when officers discovered Salabarria-Rodriguez sleeping in his bed and the victim’s body in the bathroom, police said.
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