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Sarasota man charged in death of girlfriend and unborn child

Posted: 2:01 PM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 14:01:21-05
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SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Sarasota man is facing charges for the death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Police believe 23-year-old Casey Swart gave his girlfriend Fentanyl, which caused her and their unborn baby to die.

On Monday night, officers responded to a home and found the 23-year-old woman unconscious. She was 9 months pregnant.

Police say that when officers arrived, they found Swart pacing in the living room and spontaneously stated, “oh my God. I can’t believe it. Oh my God. I went too far.”

Investigators say they are waiting for toxicology reports, and for the Medical Examiner to confirm the cause of death.

Swart is facing two counts of manslaughter.