PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — A 22-year-old man faces charges of second-degree murder after an argument that turned deadly.
Charlotte County investigators were called to a home on Bermont Road on Sept. 16 by Nicholas Fontanez, who had called 911 to say that he had hurt a woman during an argument.
The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was found dead at the home. Fontanez reportedly told investigators that he pushed the woman, whom he referred to as his fiance, into a cabinet "harder than expected."
He called himself "a monster" after the incident.
Fontanez was arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. He was initially charged with aggravated assault; however on Tuesday, officials confirmed his charges were upgraded to murder.
Autopsy results are pending.