• Brevard man who claimed intruders injured wife charged with her murder


    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A 52-year-old man who's accused in his wife's murder went back before a judge at the Brevard County Jail Tuesday.

    Deputies and emergency crews were called to David Brevick and his wife's Heron's Landing home Friday after Brevick made a frantic 911 call.

    "Help! Somebody's choking on my girl!" Brevick said in the 911 call.

    "Somebody's what?" the dispatcher asked.

    "Choked on my girl," Brevick said. "They choked her out. God damn it guys, come on!"

    According to investigators, Brevick told deputies two intruders came into his home and injured his 56-year-old wife, Francia Vargas-Brevick. But the sheriff's office said his story was made up.

    "Did they break in or what happened?" the dispatcher asked.

    "I don't know. They're her friends I guess," Brevick said.

    When deputies arrived, they said the house was locked, despite being told the intruders were still inside.

    "They didn't find anyone other than the wife and her mother was also home in another part of the house," said Maj. Tod Goodyear, with the sheriff's office.

    Vargas-Brevick was found unresponsive on the floor of a bedroom. She was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center, where she later died.

    Authorities said based on the autopsy and interviews, Brevick was charged with his wife's murder. He is being held at the Brevard County Jail on no bond.

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