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- Defense lawyer William DiRenzo says there are unanswered questions and he hopes his client will be exonerated.
Authorities have arrested a Hallandale Beach man they say was arguing with his girlfriend when a spear she was holding snapped and went through her chest, killing her.
Adam Reechard Crespo, 43, was arrested Friday on a murder charge in the death of 32-year-old Silvia Galva, according to an arrest report.
The report said Crespo and Galva had gotten into an argument and he had grabbed her by the ankles and pulled her off the bed in their condominium.
As he was pulling her, Galva grabbed the wooden shaft of a 5-foot spear that was at the corner of the bed. Crespo said he heard a snap and turned around to discover that the spear's 12-inch blade had gone into her chest, the report said.
Crespo said he then pulled the blade out of her chest "hoping it was not too bad," the report said.
A friend called 911 while Crespo put pressure on the wound. Galva later died at Aventura Hospital.
"It is currently unknown exactly how the blade pierced the victim," the report said.
Crespo was booked into jail, where he remained held on $65,000 bond Wednesday, records showed. Defense lawyer William DiRenzo told the Sun-Sentinel there are unanswered questions and he hopes his client will be exonerated.