On April 12th after Gabriel Galan Navarro, 20, allegedly strangled his girlfriend, Allison Leedy, 20, to death in their Renton apartment, he then texted her father saying, “She’s dead. I have the last laugh.” According to prosecutor’s, Navarro was “determined to prevent Allison and her family from realizing her dreams.”
“If you are getting this you are responsible for Allison’s death. You turned her against me,” Navarro wrote, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Navarro allegedly texted the chilling message to Allison’s entire family, including her younger sister, accusing them of turning Allison against him.
Navarro then texted Allison’s father, writing: “She’s dead. I have the last laugh.”
The suspect then called 911 to inform police of the murder, but also included that his apartment was rigged with booby-traps such as exploding gas and that he was equipped with a firearm, which was a lie that resulted in a standoff with police.
“One of our concerns…was that maybe a lot of this was an effort to get us to the point where we’d feel that to deal with the threat, we’d have to shoot him,” according to an anonymous spokesman, whose position and department who was not identified in the reports in the Huffington.
Navarro faces first-degree murder charges in the death of his girlfriend.
According to court documents, Navarro had been aware of and angered by the young woman’s plans to end their relationship and attend college in California, and was “determined to prevent Allison and her family from realizing her dreams.”
Prosecutor Adrienne McCoy described the couple’s three-year relationship as one characterized by “manipulation, isolation and psychological destruction,” according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and cited in the Huffington Post.
After his arrest, Navarro informed the police that his alternate personality “Frost” was responsible for killing Leedy.
It seems as Navarro may hedge his defense on insanity.
[Photo Credit: Gabriel Navarro, Facebook]