• South Daytona man charged in wife's killing


    SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. - A South Daytona man was arrested on charges of killing his wife at the Bristol Bay condominiums early Monday morning.

    Police said Christopher Haag has been charged with second-degree murder based on inconsistencies in his story.

    Authorities said Haag called 911 around 1 a.m. Monday, saying his wife, Rose Haag, was unresponsive.

    "I think my wife is dead," Haag said in the 911 call.

    In the eight-minute call, Haag claimed someone beat his wife to death while he was asleep in their apartment.

    "Looks like somebody attacked her at the front door on the way in and beat the crap out of her. If I wasn't passed out, I would have known. But I was passed out asleep," Haag said.

    Officers said Rose Haag received blunt-force trauma to her body and was deceased when authorities arrived.

    Investigators told WFTV there were inconsistencies in Haag's story and they believe he killed he wife overnight.

    "How could you be sleeping if someone was beating her?" reporter Anthony DiLorenzo asked.

    "I passed out. I was drinking really heavily, I was passed out," Haag said.

    Investigators said they have responded at the home between five to six times for issues such as domestic violence.

    "Last night, when I went to the dumpster, about 11-ish, and with my window was cracked and heard bickering. I didn't pay attention to it because I've heard it before," said neighbor Renee Kokkinaris.

    Authorities have not released what kind of weapon was used. Haag is being held at the Volusia County Jail.

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