According to the affidavit, Colon told investigators he had been in an argument with Gomez-Mullet and "terminated (her) from her employment."
He said he married her "after meeting her as part of a deal that she would take care of his mother in exchange for U.S. citizenship through the marriage." Colon had accused Gomez-Mullet of defrauding his mother out of several thousand dollars, WPTV reports.
On Feb. 23, Gomez-Mullet’s bloody purse was found less than a mile from Colon's house. Colon told officers Gomez-Mullet had bumped into a wall.
Detectives found several red markings, later confirmed to be blood, on the front door to Colon's home. Colon told detectives the blood came from a cut he got doing work on the house. Blood was later found in a garage, WPTV reports. Colon said one of his dogs had died there about five years ago, and also said he had buried about six of his dogs in the back yard. The blood was later confirmed to be human.
Palm Beach County court records show that a marriage certificate for the couple was issued in January.