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Police report: Witness tells investigators Gullett admitted to strangling girlfriend

April 7, 2009
By CONNOR HOLMES, cholmes@breezenewspapers.com

Matthew Gullett reportedly told a witness he strangled his live-in girlfriend Shannon Sweet and put her body in an adjoining apartment bathroom, an arrest report released today states.

Gullett, 26, reportedly admitted to an individual, whose name was redacted from police documents, that he had strangled Sweet, 27, during an argument because she "just wouldn't shut the (expletive) up."

Police discovered Sweet's body in an apartment building at 4921 Coronado Parkway on March 30 after a neighbor reported a strong odor.

An arrest warrant was issued for Gullett and he was detained by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputies at an Ohio hotel Friday morning after being injured by gunfire in the incident. He faces second-degree murder charges.

The Medical Examiners Office has determined Sweet's death was caused by strangulation, officials said.

She was found with a belt and pants wrapped around her neck.

"Based on the information gathered and obtained, it is believed that Matthew F. Gullett strangled and killed Shannon Sweet on Tuesday 3/24/09," Cape Coral detective Christy Jo Ellis wrote in a document warranting Gullett's arrest.

 
 
 

 

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