A man was arrested after police said he killed his fiancée in their Maryland home and called 911 to confess.
Anthony Miguel Strong, 50, of Silver Spring, Maryland, called 911 about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday and told the dispatcher he killed his fiancée inside the master bedroom of the home they shared on the 11000 block of Bradbury Manor Court in the White Oak area.
The victim was identified as Chaunya Michalyn Blackwell. She was 43.
"All he said was 'It's bad,' and then 'I killed her,'" the 911 operator told police during a dispatch call.
"He said he’s outside with his hands on the truck, that she spent all the money, and that he snapped, and he is crying now," the operator said.
When police arrived, they found Strong waiting outside. Chopper4 was over the scene as police took him into custody. He hung his head, with his hands behind his back.
Inside the home, Blackwell was found dead with apparent trauma to the body. A medical examiner will determine her cause of death.
Strong was denied bond on Wednesday.
Prosecutors said Strong argued with Blackwell about money right before allegedly killing her.
"It was the money. They had shared accounts and it seems like his fiancée was taking money from his accounts," said Ramon Korionoff, spokesman for the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office.
Montgomery County police said this is one of thousands domestic violence cases the department will have investigated this year.
Lt. Jordan Satinsky is with the Special Victims division at the Montgomery County Police Department and said there are several resources available to help domestic violence victims.
"We have a facility here in the county that places domestically violance victims and their families - in other words, it’s a hidden facility to shield them from their aggressor for a period of time," Satinsky said.
Neighbors said Strong and Blackwell seemed like nice people. Silvia Barnes, a neighbor, said she wished she had recognized a possible sign of danger.
"Police have been called over there quite a few times, but we never gave it a second thought," Barnes said.
Police did not confirm they had been at the home previously.
A homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information for police is asked to call 240-773-5070.