A Sunrise man who confessed to disemboweling his girlfriend after she screamed her ex-husband's name twice during sex was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
Last month, 26-year-old Fidel Lopez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Maria Nemeth.
Sunrise police said officers were called to Lopez's apartment in September of 2015 after he called 911 to say that his girlfriend, 31-year-old Nemeth, was having trouble breathing and was going to die.
When officers arrived, they says they found Nemeth's naked body on the bathroom floor next to a large amount of blood.
Lopez allegedly told deputies that he and Nemeth were drinking tequila inside his apartment when they began to have "rough sex." Lopez allegedly said Nemeth then went into the bathroom to vomit, and he later found her having trouble breathing, so he called 911.
Detectives said Lopez later admitted that Nemeth "became very intoxicated," and the pair proceeded to have sex. It was during sex that Nemeth said the name of her ex-husband twice, enraging Lopez, detectives said.
Lopez allegedly gave detectives a graphic description of how he killed her.
Authorities say he said he carried Nemeth to the bathroom and tried to put water on her face to wake her up, but she didn't. Lopez then washed the blood off his hands in the bathroom sink, went outside to smoke a cigarette and then began to panic, taking items from the closet to cover up the blood.
Lopez noticed that she wasn't breathing, so he decided to call 911.
He initially claimed they were involved in rough sex, later admitting he killed her in a drunken rage. Lopez changed his plea in order to avoid the death penalty.