The man accused of murdering a female freelance journalist in Washington, D.C., says he “loved” her life and that he was not a “bad guy” and that she was “a great writer” in her final days.
According to the Washington Post, David Waugh was arrested Sunday morning in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 1600 block of H Street NW after an officer found him and his vehicle in the same parking lot, where Waugh allegedly had shot and wounded a woman and left her on the ground.
The woman, who is in her 30s, had been with Waugh for about three months, according to Waugh’s Facebook page.
He reportedly shot her with a .40 caliber rifle, killing her and leaving her on a sidewalk.
The Post reported that Waugh has been charged with second-degree murder, armed robbery, and two counts of assault with intent to murder.
His bond was set at $2 million.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Waugh called his alleged victim “a sweet, loving person who would have wanted me to live her life.”
The Post also reported that police found Waugh at a nearby home after receiving a call from his wife, who reported the shooting to police.
Waugh reportedly told her that his wife had shot herself, according the Post.