Police: Man Admitted To Killing Fiance

April 11th, 2011 by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. РA man who police said admitted to killing his fianc̩ with a exercise weight will attend an emergency custody hearing on Monday morning.
Orlando police said they responded to a domestic violence call just before 2:30am Sunday at the Island Club Apartments on South Kirkman Road. Investigators said they found 34-year-old Ruth Owino dead inside the apartment when they arrived.
Officials said Owino’s fiance, 41-year-old Nestor Habarugira, told police he was responsible for her death. Habarugira was detained for questioning, and arrested for his fiance’s murder.
WFTV talked to a neighbor who said she never heard the couple fight.
“I am still trying to wrap my mind around that … I just can’t believe it,” said neighbor Pam Pelletier.
Habarugira was booked into the Orange County jail Sunday morning. He did not have anything to say to WFTV as he was escorted out of Orlando police headquarters.
Investigators said they believe the incident started when Owino told her fiance she no longer wanted to be engaged. An argument ensued between the couple and Habarugira claims Owino threw a hand weight at him, but he wasn’t hit. Habarugira then allegedly picked up the hand weight and struck Owino in the head with it, causing severe injuries, according to a police report.
Habarugira and Owino have four children who, police say, are with a family member and working with a victim’s advocate. Police said the couple have no apparent history of domestic violence.


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