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Moment woman who left boyfriend to suffocate in suitcase shocked to realise she's not going home

Amelia Jones

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Moment woman who left boyfriend to suffocate in suitcase shocked to realise she's not going home

A women who filmed her boyfriend pleading to get out of a suitcase as he suffocated, during a booze-fuelled game of hide-and-seek, was shocked to be told that she wasn't going home.

After her arrest in February 2020, Sarah Boone told police she had zipped her boyfriend, Jorge Torres Jr, 42, inside the bag during a game at their home in Winter Park, Florida and passed out.

It was when investigators discovered video on her phone, showing Torres thrashing around inside the suitcase and pleading to be released as she taunted him, that her story unravelled.



Investigators discovered footage showing Torres thrashing around inside the suitcase, desperately telling her: "I can't f***ing breathe".

Boone, who was 42 at the time of the alleged crime, is allegedly heard telling Torres with a laugh: "For everything you've done to me. F*** you. Stupid."

Torres continues calling out the girlfriend's name, telling her: "I can't f***ing breathe, seriously."

Boone answers: "Yeah, that's what you do when you choke me."


After listening to Torres' plea saying he cannot breathe, she says: "That's on you. Oh, that's what I feel like when you cheat on me. You should probably shut the f*** up."

The video, entitled 'Sarah literally thinks she's going home later...' by JCS - Criminal Psychology shows the detective telling her at the end of the interview: "You're not free to go. Okay?"

The video narration claims that, while this puts her on edge, she still isn't fully aware of what's happening as they try to get a declaration that everything she said was the truth.

She answers: "Yes, but it was not intentional"

Sarah called 911 after locking her boyfriend in a suitcase. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Sarah called 911 after locking her boyfriend in a suitcase. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office

When the investigators try to put handcuffs on her she asks: "Why is this happening?"

To which the investigator replies: "Because Jorge is dead."

She says with amazement: "Before y'all said 'I could leave...'I had a sneaky suspicion this was going to happen... Y'all tricked me."


Boone claimed that when she found Torres' body she called 911 - but not before calling her ex-husband.

She told the operator 'my boyfriend is dead,' according to a recording first obtained by Orlando Sentinel.

She explains: "I don't know what happened."

Boone proceeded to tell the dispatcher that Torres had a purple hue and was stiff when she pulled him out of the suitcase and tried to administer CPR.


During her first interview with a detective, Boone claimed she and Torres were drinking when they decided to play hide-and-seek and decided to have her zip up Torres in the blue suitcase, leaving two fingers sticking out of the zip.

The affidavit stated: "Sarah and Jorge were both laughing that she zipped him into the suitcase."

The affidavit continues that Boone said she decided to go upstairs, claiming she thought that he could get himself out.

She claims she fell asleep assuming Torres was going to get out of the bag and join her.

Boone woke up the next morning and stayed in a bed until 11am, assuming that Torres was looking for a job downstairs, but could not find her boyfriend anywhere.

"Sarah freaked out and remembered the last time she saw Jorge was when she zipped him in the suitcase,'" according to the arrest document.

She then unzipped the luggage and found Torres unresponsive inside.

Deputies who responded to the residence, in the 4700 block of Frantz Lane, found Torres' lifeless and battered body laying on the floor next to a blue suitcase.

Records revealed that the couple had a history of domestic violence.

Boone was charged with second-degree murder and held without bond. Her trial is set for April 10 2023.

She is on her seventh attorney after the first six cited 'irreconcilable differences'.

It's thought that Boone plans to use the battered spouse defence at her trial next month.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/JCS

Topics: Crime, True Crime, News

Amelia Jones
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