South Florida man accused of murder after spear impales girlfriend

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — A South Florida woman arguing with her boyfriend Friday night was killed when a spear she was carrying snapped and penetrated her chest, police said.

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Adam Reechard Crespo, 43, was charged with murder without premeditation in the death of Silvia Galva, 32, according to an arrest report by the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Police said Crespo grabbed Galva by the ankles and pulled her off the bed in their Hallandale Beach condominium, the Sun-Sentinel reported. According to an arrest report, Galva grabbed a spear at the foot of the bed to keep herself on the bed.

According to a police report, the force used by Crespo to pull Galva off the bed caused the spear's shaft to break,

Crespo told police he heard a snapping sound and said he saw that Galva was impaled by a 12-inch, double-sided blade, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Crespo told detectives he pulled the spear from Galva's chest, "hoping it was not too bad," the arrest report said. Crespo applied pressure to the wound and asked a friend to call 911, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions at this point in time," Crespo’s lawyer, William DiRenzo, told the newspaper Tuesday. "Our hope is once the investigation is complete, he will be exonerated.”