Man Allegedly Posted Naked Photo Of Woman He Choked In Sex Gone Wrong Before Calling For Help

“Just (expletive) this bitch. She passed out. I don’t know what to do,” Michael Gaffney allegedly wrote on Snapchat along with a naked photo of the victim.

By Jill Sederstrom

A New Jersey man implicated in the death of a woman he had allegedly been having sex with outside a party is accused of taking a naked picture of her as she was unconscious and posting it on Snapchat before getting help.

“Just (expletive) this bitch. She passed out. I don’t know what to do,” Michael Gaffney, 21, wrote in the Snapchat message, according to a judge in the case.

Superior Court Judge Margaret Foti read the message aloud in court Wednesday, November 13, before refusing to release Gaffney on bond because of the cold nature of the alleged post and his past history with substance abuse, according to NJ.com.

Gaffney is facing reckless manslaughter charges in the death of 19-year-old Frances Garcia after authorities say Gaffney choked her while the pair were having sex in her car outside a party on Nov. 2,  NorthJersey.com reports.  

Gaffney told police that the two were having sex for about 20 minutes and that Garcia had wanted to be choked; however, she lost consciousness during their encounter, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by NJ.com.

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He then is accused of taking the photo and posting it to Snapchat before going back into the party to get help, and in court Wednesday, Foti questioned his alleged delay in seeking assistance.

"I do find it curious that when a woman's body goes lifeless or still, he takes a naked picture and posts it to 30 people," she said, according to The Hackensack Daily Voice.

The Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office found “compression injuries” around Garcia’s neck suggesting that she had died from asphyxiation, the paper reports. She reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .256 when she died, a level that was more than three times the legal limit for driving, NJ.com reports.

Adam Lustberg, Gaffney’s attorney, said he is waiting for a “more detailed autopsy report” before he can determine what happened in the early morning hours when Garcia died.

“At this point, it’s just too early to tell,” he said, according to NJ.com.

After Gaffney had returned to the party, a friend had come out to try to help and later told police that her lips had turned blue but that he could feel breath coming from her nostrils, NorthJersey.com reports.

Hackensack Police were called to the scene, but Garcia was later pronounced dead.

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