Police: Man says he accidentally choked his girlfriend to death during sex in Kenwood Inn Hotel room

12:29 AM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida -- A man faces manslaughter charges after he told police he accidentally strangled his girlfriend to death during sex.

Police say Scott Greenberg called police around 11:40 Tuesday morning, saying he had strangled his girlfriend, Jennifer Zale.

When police arrived Zale, 27, was found dead inside the Kenwood Inn Hotel room in the 400 block of 34th Street North.

During an interview with detectives, Greenberg said the two had been staying at the hotel for about two weeks and that morning while they were having sex, she willingly participated in sexual asphyxia. At some point, he said Zale went unconscious and would not wake up. 

Police say Greenberg, 27, admitted to waiting up to eight hours before calling police. He also insisted he had no intention of killing her and that the act was consensual.

Detectives say they are waiting for the autopsy report before they determine whether they will file additional charges.

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