BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A 911 call recording captures a man telling a dispatcher in detail about arguing with his roommate and choking her to death, saying, "I honestly lost my mind."
Phillip Hamm, 21, is jailed on a murder charge in Clermont County, east of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1jbxrZt ) reported details of the 911 call made Saturday morning about the death of 20-year-old Meagan Fambry.
A man identifying himself as Hamm says they argued Friday night at a party in Covington, Ky., and again when they got home.
"I honestly don't know what happened to myself," he said. "Like, I attacked her, I, like, choked her, I threw her down and was choking her."
He said he waited a couple of hours to call because he didn't know what was going on in his mind, saying, "It's not who I am."
He also told the dispatcher: "I honestly lost my mind."
Union Township police Lt. Scott Gaviglia praised the dispatcher for giving first responders extra time to reach the apartment on snow-covered roads. She asked if he had any weapons; he said no.
The dispatcher asked the man if CPR would help and if he believed the woman had died.
"I know she is passed away," he said. He said she was in bed covered up.
Hamm was being held Wednesday on $500,000 bond. No attorney was listed for him.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com