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Attorney for Brevard man accused of killing wife claims she died of drug overdose

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - The attorney for a man who is accused of killing his wife and blaming it on intruders claims the woman actually died from drugs.

Investigators said David Brevick told them at least two men were in his Viera home attacking his wife.

When deputies arrived at the home in Heron’s Landing they didn’t find any intruders and Brevick’s wife was in critical condition.

Brevick was charged with her murder, but his attorney, Michael Bross, said his client didn’t do it.

Bross said preliminary information from his own medical expert indicates Francia Vargas-Brevick died from a cocaine overdose.

“This is now a murder case. This is an accidental overdose by cocaine by Ms. Francia Vargas-Brevick herself,” he said.

In Brevick’s 911 call, which was released Tuesday, he can be heard telling the dispatcher, “They’re choking her, man. They won’t stop. Come on guys, don’t do this.”

Bross said his client has a drug problem and he has some psychosis issues.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said Vargas-Brevick’s manner of death was homicide, but they have not released the cause of death.

A toxicology report could take weeks.

Bross said the marks on Vargas-Brevick’s neck were of her own doing.

“Any marks on her neck are light scratches because he tried to move her,” he said.

Bross said Brevick has repeatedly denied doing anything to harm his wife and he deserves bond.

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