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Boyfriend dies after girlfriend zips him in suitcase, says they were playing hide-and-seek

A Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her boyfriend after she zipped him in a suitcase and did not open it despite the man repeatedly crying for help.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 28, 2020 10:23 IST
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A Florida woman has been held for allegedly killing her boyfriend

A Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her boyfriend after she zipped him in a suitcase and did not open it despite the man repeatedly crying for help. According to police, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office took Sarah Boone, 42, into custody on second-degree murder charges in the death of Jorge Torres Jr., 42.

Boone called 911 Monday afternoon from her Winter Park home and told dispatchers her boyfriend was dead, news outlets reported.

Woman says they were playing hide-and-seek

Investigators said she claimed they had been drinking the night before and agreed it would be funny if Torres got into the suitcase during a game of hide-and-seek, according to an arrest affidavit from the sheriff's office.

Boone reportedly admitted she zipped Torres into the suitcase, went upstairs to bed and awoke the next morning to find him still inside and unresponsive, the document alleged.

Police doubt woman's version

The sheriff's office said Boone's statements didn't line up with video evidence found on her phone showing a blue suitcase facing downward with Torres trying to free himself. In the video, he called for help and yelled that he couldn't breathe, deputies wrote in the affidavit.

Boone could be heard laughing and saying: That’s what I feel like when you cheat on me," according to the document.

It's unclear whether Boone has an attorney who can comment on her behalf.

(With inputs from AP)

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