After being arrested for shooting her boyfriend to death over the weekend a woman in Florida has claimed that she had a memory lapse before waking up to find herself holding his bloody body early in the morning.
It has been alleged that Brittany Holbrook, 33, shot and killed her boyfriend Tyler Nulisch, 33, in their Key West, Florida home after an argument in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. At around 2:45 am deputies arrived to the Big Coppitt Key home, where they discovered Nulisch with a gunshot wound to his back and found a 9mm handgun and bullet casing nearby.
Despite being rushed to Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island, he could not be saved, dying in the hospital an hour after the emergency call was received by the sheriff’s office. Deputies were told by Holbrook “there was a gap in her memory.”
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She claimed she recalled going to bed with her boyfriend, with her next memory after that being holding him after he was shot, according to an arrest affidavit attained by Fox News. Jordan Kinn, the couple’s roommate, however, clearly remembered what he witnessed, the New York Post reports.
The affidavit states that it was Kinn who called 911 and informed the operator that Nulisch was in “bad shape” and profusely bleeding. Kinn said to deputies that he was woken up by the couple’s arguing and rushed to the living room after hearing Holbrook scream.
It was there that he discovered Nulisch in a puddle of blood, the affidavit says.
Nulisch reportedly told Kinn as Holbrook stood nearby: “That b***h shot me in the back.” When deputies arrived Holbrook was reportedly holding Nulisch, who was drenched in blood, on the living room floor.
After informing investigators first that she couldn’t recall what had happened, she said she thought Nulisch was going to kill her while maintaining she didn’t fire the gun that killed him, the document states. According to Holbrook Nulisch got out of bed to use the bathroom, but “was like a different person and began to attack her” when he returned, investigators said.
She claimed that he had held her against the wall and choked her “hard enough that it restricted her breathing.” But in the report deputies noted that Holbrook showed no signs of strangulation, as she had no marks on her throat or broken blood vessels in the whites of her eyes.
The sheriff’s office stated that Holbrook was charged with one count of felony murder and was held on $750,000 bond.