David Kappheim, a 60-year-old Florida man who was obsessed with Fox News and the Republican Party, wanted to kill his liberal-minded girlfriend for her opposing views.
According to the Palm Beach Post:
Kappheim’s 59-year-old girlfriend, whose name was withheld in the report, told the deputy a number of incidents happened with him before Tuesday.
On Saturday, Kappheim showed up at her friend’s house uninvited and “stark naked,” she said, according to the arrest report.
She said he tried strangling her the next day.
The couple lived together but she asked him to move out. On Tuesday, Kappheim asked to borrow her car so he could move his belongings out. The woman said she agreed but asked him to drive her to work first.
Throughout the ride, the woman said Kappheim drove “recklessly.” When she asked him not to kill her, he allegedly responded by laughing out loud. On Wednesday, she called the sheriff’s office for help.
When Kappheim was approached by the arresting deputy, he said “he was very conservative and (his girlfriend) was a liberal.” He also told the deputy that “he felt that he was going to have to kill her,” the report said.
Kappheim also admitted to trying to kill his girlfriend three times, the deputy said.
Kappheim is being charged with domestic battery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief.