A New Jersey man who was charged with the death of a 19-year-old woman allegedly told police she passed out while he was choking her during rough s_ex. Michael T. Gaffney, 21, and Francis Victoria Garcia, 19, were reportedly attending a loud Halloween party on the 14th floor of a high-rise in Hackensack, New Jersey, on Friday night.
Garcia was found dead in a car that was parked in a detached parking lot of the building at 2am on Saturday after medics rushed to the scene following a 911 call.
Gaffney, of Maywood, New Jersey, was charged with reckless manslaughter Saturday, following an autopsy which determined the death of Garcia, of Bloomingdale, New Jersey, as ‘compression injuries to her neck,’ officials said.
The 21-year-old told officials they were having se_x for around 20 minutes before he put his hands around her neck. She then reportedly lost consciousness, according to NJ news, citing the probable cause affidavit.
Gaffney told police he contacted a friend nearby to tell them Garcia was not breathing who came to the car and said her lips had turned purple. Gaffney also allegedly told police that they had taken prescription medication prior to the incident. It was not clear whether had died from a bout of rough car se_x or a drug overdose.
Either way, her death had been deemed ‘suspicious.’
But the autopsy later found she had died of injuries to the neck.
A law enforcement source told the Daily Voice that Garcia had bruises on her neck consistent with Gaffney’s claim.