A Florida man is accused of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend, and chopping her head off. Collier County deputies arrested Santiago Burbano, 20, for the murder of Rubi Velasco.
According to the arrest report, Santiago's mother called 911 after finding her son in his bedroom at his apartment. The mom claims Santiago was pointing a gun at his head, and that the body of Ruby was lying on the bed, and her head was severed nearly all the way off.
Santiago's mother told deputies her son said, "Mommy, mommy, I killed Rubi," and that he'd rather die than go to jail. He was eventually convinced to put the gun down, before deputies moved in and put him in handcuffs.
If convicted he faces the DEATH PENALTY for his crimes.
Linda Oberhaus, director of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples, said there were almost 1,800 calls for domestic violence in Collier County in 2017. She said that a growing number of the victims are teens.
"We're seeing an increase in teen dating violence," Oberhaus said. "So we have a lot of prevention programs in the schools to really reach out to these kids...to get age-appropriate messages to children who may not know what a healthy relationship is."