ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A woman is charged with second-degree murder after a prank reportedly killed her boyfriend.
According to a report from ABC-affiliate station WFTV, 42-year-old Sarah Boone told deputies she and her boyfriend thought it would be funny if the boyfriend got inside a suitcase during a game of hide and seek at a house in Winter Park, Florida. Boone then zipped her boyfriend, Jorge Torres Jr., inside the suitcase.
Arrested: Sarah Boone, 42, for Second Degree Murder in the death of 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., who died after Boone zipped him into a suitcase, and didn’t return for hours. pic.twitter.com/JCHWG7WNkp— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 26, 2020
The couple had been drinking alcohol that night and Boone told deputies after she zipped Torres, she went upstairs and fell asleep on her bed, WFTV reports.
Boone woke up several hours later and later realized Torres may still be inside the suitcase, according to WFTV. She unzipped the suitcase and found her boyfriend inside, unresponsive and not breathing. Torres was later pronounced dead, WFTV reports.
Boone was taken to a jail in Orange County on Tuesday night.