A south Florida man has been charged with first-degree murder after he admitted to disemboweling his girlfriend for speaking her ex-husband’s name during sex, according to police.
The self-admitted “monster,” 24-year-old Fidel Lopez, dialed 911 on September 20 and told the emergency operator that his girlfriend, 31-year-old Maria Nemeth, was having respiratory problems and that she was going to die, according to a police report obtained by the Sun Sentinel.
According to the police report, law enforcement with the Sunrise Police Department responded to the call at the couple’s apartment, which the pair had been sharing for roughly a week before the horrific incident. When law enforcement arrived, Lopez was laying next to his girlfriend’s naked body on the bathroom floor, crying for help.
Lopez, who initially claimed that his girlfriend’s death had come as the result of rough sex, admitted to detectives during questioning that he turned into a “monster” when she called out her ex’s name during sex.
He told the police that after having trashed their apartment, he returned to the closet in which they had been having sex and proceeded to insert various objects into her before eventually shoving his arm up into her, up to his elbow, and ripping out some of her intestines.
Nemeth was pronounced dead at 4:02 a.m. by Sunrise Fire-Rescue.
In his first appearance before a judge, the NY Daily News reports that he blamed his monstrous behavior on alcohol — a statement which he made through an interpreter.
Law enforcement discovered a half-consumed bottle of 1800 tequila and some sliced limes in the apartment as well as blood and bodily tissue strewn across the walls and floor.
According to neighbors, the two had met at the apartment complex as the recently deceased worked their as a leasing agent. Dan Carter told NBC Miami that she was a “soft-spoken young lady” who was “very pleasant” and well loved.
Very gentle, very private. Soft-spoken young lady. We all loved her. Very pleasant young lady
The Sentinel reports that Lopez’s only other arrest in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement records was back in 2014 when he was arrested for disorderly intoxication.
He has been ordered held without bond.