A Miami man, 26-year-old Fidel Lopez, confessed to police that he killed his girlfriend in a gruesome way, several days prior. Lopez reportedly disemboweled 31-year-old Maria Nemeth, after she apparently said the wrong name in the bedroom.
Lopez was overcome in a jealous rage, he told police.
“She changed my name,” he told investigators, according to WFOR. “She called me the name of the other [expletive] guy. And she said it twice and she was wrong and she was confusing me with him. At that point, I get mad. I get really, really mad.”
According to officials, things got horrifyingly gruesome at this point. He flew into a rage, smashing objects in their apartment, and then shoved items such as a tequila bottle and a hair straightener up her privates when she passed out from drinking too much, notes the Sun Sentinel. He then reached his arm, elbow deep, into her vagina and pulled out her intestines.
“If I was sober, maybe I would have just left the apartment. But I was drunk.”
After disemboweling her, Lopez brought her to the bathroom and splashed cold water on her face to try to wake her up, though it did not work, notes WFOR. He then went outside and smoked a cigarette before coming back inside and calling police, according to his account of events. He told officers that Nemeth was having trouble breathing and was going to die.
Police found the home in a state of disrepair, with fist-sized holes in the wall and a broken closet door and rear door. Blood marked the closet, bathroom and hallway walls, and pieces of bloody tissue lay in the closet.
Based on the injuries that doctors saw, they thought Nemeth was trying to perform a self-abortion when she died.
It was when police entered the apartment, and saw the state of violence that they realized what happened to Nemeth.