A 54-year-old man from Florida was recently arrested on suspicion of killing his live-in girlfriend on the 30th of January. The suspect mistook the Marion County Detective’s phone number with his wife’s to whom he wrote about his impending arrest. Marion County Detective would have found this bungle amusing if a person had not died.
Marion County Detective Notified About Foul Play via Text Messages
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on the 30thof January, the authorities were summoned to the house of 54-year-old David W. Roming regarding a possible home invasion. Upon arriving, the authorities discovered the body of 64-year-old Sally Kaufmann – Ruff, Roming’s live-in girlfriend.
During his police interview, the man claimed waking up in the middle of the night to see a man wearing a headlamp leaning over him and watching him sleep. Roming also recalls seeing that the alleged home invader held a revolver in his right arm.
Seeing the man with the gun, the 54-year-old jumped him and attempted to take his weapon. Roming told the authorities that he heard two gunshots during the fight and that the suspect somehow escaped.
Although there was no physical evidence to suggest otherwise, the authorities took Kaufmann-Ruff’s body away and searched for clues.
According to Damon Baxley, the Marion County detective who handled Roming’s case, the man’s testimony was dubious from the very beginning. However, things started to unfold after Baxley received a text message from the suspect in which he wrote about the police coming in to arrest him.
After Roming was booked on suspicion of murder, he told the authorities that he had blackouts from time to time, outer body experiences and that he did indeed wake up that night standing over Kaufmann-Ruff’s body with the murder weapon in his hand.
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