Man live-tweets murder discovery after roommate shoots boyfriend dead

The suspect marked the planned murder on the calendar, but no one noticed

When you live with roommates, you learn to expect the unexpected.

While a Gainesville, Florida, man was out, his roommate reportedly murdered her boyfriend in the apartment. And as one does, he live-tweeted his reaction, complete with photos and video that made it pretty clear he was deadly serious about his apartment being turned into a crime scene.

On February 13, Twitter user @chaserojo posted a thread after he discovered that his roommate had shot and killed her boyfriend.

He then posted a police booking photo of his roommate, which showed she was arrested on suspicion of first-degree homicide.

The man also said that his roommate provided a clue about her plans to murder her boyfriend that the other roommates missed: She reportedly wrote “death” on the calendar on the day she shot him.

In an interview with Elite Daily, he described his shock at the alleged murder and his sudden rise to Internet fame.

I really didn’t expect this to blow up like it did. I’m bad at reacting to serious situations so I thought I could just go to Twitter. They were dating ever since I moved in in August. Idk how long before that but apparently they broke up a week or two prior to this. I literally can’t f&$%ng believe it happened.

Unsurprisingly, the tenants are moving out of the apartment, and police put @chaserojo up in a hotel while they investigated the scene.

According to The Gainesville Sun, Katherine Jean Tonner, 24, is being held at the Alachua County jail on a murder charge for the death of Jose Ricardo Ortiz III, 26. Tonner reportedly called 911 herself after the shooting, claiming she was suicidal and that the victim had been harassing her for money.

The couple was reportedly going through a breakup, but Ortiz continued to live at the apartment.




Photo: Gainesville Police Department