Man Killed Fiancee In Murder-Suicide After Learning She Was Infaithful, Reports Say

Martin County Sheriff's Office

A man from Florida, Carlos Diaz, fatally stabbed his fiancèe after discovering that she was unfaithful, reports say. On May 26, the 25-year-old became enraged when he killed 26-year-old Amanda Hicks and then fatally shot himself at their apartment in Port St. Lucie. Reports say the murder-suicide occurred as their 11-month-old daughter, Alani, sobbed in her crib. 

Hick’s friend told the New York Post,

“She said they were working through it… But I think that was an issue, among others, and he just went into a rage. A blind rage.” 

Fox reported that the pair met at their former job, the Port St. Lucie school, and became an item. Their relationship became worst, and the woman had an abortion not too long ago after Diaz’s family suspected that he wasn’t the father, sources say. The 25-year-old learned Hicks cheated on him a few months ago; however, ignored it. Hicks, who was a teacher, deactivated her social media accounts. When she became pregnant, she urged that the child was Diaz’s baby; however, relatives who they lived with at the time didn’t believe it was his child causing her to get an abortion. 

One source said,  

“We knew he had a history of being aggressive… So, we were worried. But she told us they were working through it, that they would be OK.”

Three weeks before the tragic incident, the couple moved into an apartment in Port St. Lucie with their 11-month-old daughter to help rebuild their relationship. However, Diaz’s friend said that he was no longer determined to save their relationship. A source said,

“He wanted full custody of the baby and was trying to sort out how to do that. She didn’t know, but he was going to separate from her.” 

Things took a turn on May 26. Reports say Diaz called a relative multiple times; however, they didn’t answer. Shortly after, a neighbor heard screams. A ring camera caught the sound of a gunshot at 12:47 a.m., which officials say was the time Diaz shot himself. Their daughter was in the crib for 11 hours before authorities arrived at the scene after a family member called for a wellness check.

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