Mother: Suspect in daughter's murder sent text

Posted at 6:44 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 07:14:49-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Lee County mother of a woman strangled in a north Philadelphia row home says the suspect sent a text message of apology to her after the slaying.

Police said a man called them shortly after 2 a.m. Monday to say he had just killed his girlfriend in a Kensington residence. Officers found 27-year-old Veronica Rodriguez dead.

Police said 25-year-old Juan Camacho faces charges including murder and rape. He remains in custody and it wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

The victim's mother, Maribel Guzman, told WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida that her daughter told her in a Mother's Day call Sunday that she had just broken up with Camacho.

Guzman alleged that early Monday the man sent her a text message saying "I'm sorry I killed your daughter."

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