Hollywood Man Says Television Voices Told Him to Kill Girlfriend on Valentine's Day
The voices coming from the television in room 108 of the Grand Hotel in Dania Beach told Carlos Cadavid to murder his girlfriend.
That's what Cadavid, 23, told homicide detectives after he fessed up to shooting to death his girlfriend of four days on Valentine's Day. After he shot and killed 23-year-old Krizia Nunez, Cadavid then arranged her body to make it appear like a suicide.
He then waited a half an hour before calling anyone.
According to police, Cadavid said he and Nunez had an argument inside the hotel room. Cadavid struggled with the thought of shooting her. She turned and walked away from him. Cadavid pulled a pistol from the waistband of his shorts and shot Nunez in the head.
He later would tell police that he wanted to make it as quick and painless as possible.
After killing Nunez, Cadavid then moved her body and placed the gun in her hand.
After a half hour had passed, at around 3:30 a.m., Cadavid called 911 to report the death as a suicide, and then contacted a friend to come get him from the hotel, located on 430 S. Federal Hwy. in Dania Beach.
Cadavid had told his friend that he had grown frustrated with Nunez.
Broward Sheriff's deputies arrived before Cadavid's friend could get there, and immediately noticed that something was off. It had been obvious that Nunez had not died where her body was found. She had been moved.
Police also discovered a partial fingerprint on Nunez's arm that was not hers. There was also blood on Cadavid's hand.
At first, police went to arrest Cadavid after they found meth in the room. But as they noticed more and more irregular things about the crime scene, he quickly became a murder suspect.
Nunez's body was taken to the Broward Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy. There it was determined that she had been shot from a distance, and not at close-range.
It was also determined that the way she was found was inconsistent with the angle of the gunshot wound.
During interviews with investigators, Cadavid's story began to unravel. He gave differing versions of what happened. Finally, he broke down and confessed that he had, in fact, pulled the trigger and killed his girlfriend.
He also said the voices in the TV told him to do it.
Cadavid was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond.
According to records, Cadavid had been in trouble with the law before, having been charged in the past with carrying a concealed firearm, tampering with physical evidence, driving with a suspended driver's license, failing to register a vehicle, failing to wear a safety belt, public consumption of alcohol, and leaving highway to avoid traffic.
But, as can be seen in Cadavid's Facebook photos, he lost his right leg. He had been shot in the leg, and had to have it amputated as a result, according to Cadavid's brother. His brother says Cadavid's been having a hard time since that incident.
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