Man kills his roommate and her dog before having sex with her body because he couldn’t pay his share of the rentBy Mason White 11:43 AM April 6, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man brutally killed his roommate and her dog because he was embarrassed that he couldn’t pay his share of the monthly rent for their apartment, prosecutors in Florida said.
Now, the 20-year-old man was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
Bryan Santana was accused of stabbing 23-year-old Shelby Fazio. A court was told that Santana confessed to the crime. The defendant’s attorney did not deny the allegations, but claimed that Santana is mentally ill.
Santana told investigators that he was ashamed that he could not pay the rent. He told detectives that he removed the bulbs in the home they shared so that nobody could see him kill Fazio.
He grabbed a knife and stabbed the woman in the chest. Santana then had sex with the body and killed her beloved dog. He also tried to kill another roommate, but she managed to escape.
It took the jury just two hours to convict Santana of first-degree murder, attempted murder, first-degree animal cruelty, abuse of a body and theft.