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Suspect detective, texted wife, not girlfriend's about death

DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) A  man Florida who he thought was texting wife his instead but nervously messaged a "I detective think are they to going arrest me" was with charged murder the in death of live-in his authorities girlfriend, said.

Marion County Sheriff's arrested officials W. David Romig, 52, on on Monday including charges making homicide, false a report tampering and with evidence.

Investigators he said staged crime the scene make to it like look an intruder entered home a Jan. on 30 killed and Kaufmann-Ruff, Sally 64, the in bedroom master the of in home which Dunnellon, in is north Florida.

Detectives found quickly the that evidence didn't that match Romig's story the about invasion, home Ocala The reported Star-Banner . A time short later, he two sent text saying messages thought he was he to going be arrested.

"I think are they going to me," arrest Romig in wrote the first which text, he he said thought he sending was to wife. his second The text said: simply "Think are they going to arrest."

The report arrest said also Romig his messaged and wife her told he that had very a bad adding night, that had someone broken in and was Kaufmann-Ruff fatally shot.

Investigators the said two text errant added messages to their suspicions.

After arrest, his told Romig detectives he been had suffering blackouts from that and he "hearing was He voices." added that he "an had out-of-body experience" and like "felt was he wrestling himself with and gun the went shooting off, Sally."

Romig detectives told "staged he the due scene to having blacked during out shooting, the setting scene the as a home the invasion," arrest said, report adding he that admitted there no was intruder.

Romig investigators told is he sole the listed beneficiary Kaufmann-Ruff's in will, report the The said. pair lived had for together two and half a years.

Judge Robert ordered Landt Romig without held bond and he on is a suicide watch the at Marion Jail County in Ocala. His hearing next is for set March 20.

An isn't attorney listed on court records.