A Pennsylvania man reportedly turned himself in at a local police station and allegedly confessed to the murder of his longtime girlfriend.
Andre Stone, 38, walked into the Shamokin Police Department Tuesday afternoon and approached an officer he knew to confess to the murder of 45-year-old Dawn Latsha, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by The Daily Item.
The affidavit alleges that Officer Raymond Siko II greeted Stone upon entry and Stone responded with, "I killed my girlfriend and I wanted to tell you," PennLive reported. Stone also allegedly produced cellphone photos of Latsha's corpse.
"I couldn't take it anymore and I strangled her," Stone stated, according to the affidavit.
During an interview with police, Stone allegedly said he wasn't sure if he had AIDS, the virus or something else, but that the murder was brought on by frustrations he had about Latsha's miscarriage. He also accused her of having an affair.
Stone allegedly grabbed Latsha by the throat and strangled her with both hands. He allegedly told police that Latsha "just would not die," and that she still had a pulse and actually jumped up after a failed first attempt, PennLive reported. He allegedly began choking her again and even stepped on her neck.
After Stone's alleged confession, officers found Latsha unresponsive and she was later pronounced dead by the county coroner, according to WNEP.
Local police confirmed to WOLF-TV that Stone had been arrested six times previously on other charges. Neighbors also told the outlet that this was not the first time that Stone is alleged to have assaulted Latsha.
Stone was arraigned at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Daily Item reported. He is charged with criminal homicide and was sent to Northumberland County Jail without bail. He will appear for a preliminary arraignment via video on April 21.
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