ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 29-year-old woman who was discovered injured Sunday outside a vacant auto shop in Pine Hills, deputies said.
Felix Borbon, 21, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder, grand theft auto, tampering with evidence and arson.
The victim, Marie Guth, was found with a gunshot wound to the head at Silver Star Road and North Powers Drive.
She was taken to the hospital and died Tuesday, officials said.
"I wanted to marry her. I gave her an engagement ring and all," said Guth's fiance.
Deputies said Guth was an acquaintance of Borbon through mutual friends and that there was a “two-week-old beef” between the mutual friends but that it didn't involve Guth.
Guth's boyfriend and Borbon got into a fight about money two weeks ago and Borbon had asked Guth to help find her boyfriend the night of the shooting, court documents revealed.
Deputies said Guth and Borbon were traveling together when Borbon shot her outside the shop at about 2 a.m. She was discovered more than five hours later, deputies said.
"She is the nicest person in the world, literally. You could just meet her and she'll treat you like your best friend. So I don't know why anybody would even feel it was necessary to even have a gun around her," the fiance said.
Detectives could not initially identify her and released photos of her tattoos. Guth's mother, who is in Illinois, saw the photos and called detectives to identify her daughter.
Guth's roommates reported her missing Jan. 28 and were able to identify a photo of her from the hospital bed, investigators said.
The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was found under a couch in the backyard of Castlewood Lane, court documents revealed.
Borbon also faces charges of felony assault and false imprisonment.
As he was being taken to jail, he said he didn't do it and that he’s going to trial.
Deputies said Borbon has an extensive criminal history, which includes violent felonies in Florida and other states.
Borbon was scheduled to face a judge Thursday morning, but the jail said he refused to attend the hearing. The judge ordered that he be jailed without bail.
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