Posted February 05, 2019 06:12:46 A Florida man who police say killed his girlfriend with a hammer was arrested Thursday and will serve a year in prison.
Daniel Lechevie, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and robbery in the death of 33-year-old Angela Hwang, the Miami Herald reported.
Hwang was found decapitated outside her home in Orlando on June 27, 2017, after her boyfriend allegedly knocked on the door of her home and told her to “go to the bathroom,” the Miami New Times reported.
The paper said that when Hwang returned to her apartment, she found the man had left and went back to sleep.
The next day, her boyfriend returned home and left a note on the wall saying he killed Hwang.
Hwang had been out with friends the previous night and had no idea that her boyfriend had already killed her, according to the Miami Times.
Huddersburg Police Chief Mark Tolan told the Miami News that he and his team were working to determine the motive behind the killing and that investigators believe it was a robbery.
Huddersberg Police Chief Matthew D. Cordero said that they will use DNA evidence to try and determine if the man has a criminal history, according the New Times.
Tolan said that he believed Hwang was sexually assaulted, and that she told him that she had been robbed at gunpoint at a home near her home.
Toledo police said in a statement that they were able to track down the suspect and that he had previously been charged with domestic violence.
Hang was reported missing after she allegedly ran away from home.
She was reported dead at a nearby hospital on Thursday.
Police say they will not charge anyone in Hwang’s death, citing the victim’s family’s wishes.
Hughie Hwang leaves behind a wife and two children, according her daughter, Jennifer.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist was a longtime advocate for LGBTQ rights, and was a key player in efforts to end the Stonewall Riots.