A Florida man accused of murdering his wife and burying her in his backyard had allegedly tried to throw cops off his trail by telling them she’s “swimming with the fishes.”
When 45-year-old Mary Stella Gomez Mullet went missing in Palm Beach County on Feb. 22, husband Roberto Colon, 66, admitted he’d had a fight with her.
But he claimed to have nothing to do with her disappearance — even when investigators found blood on his front door and inside his garage.
Gomez Mullet is “swimming with the fishes,” the husband allegedly yelled at investigators as they left his house, urging them to “find the body, find the body,” WPEC reported.
But police also learned that Colon had in January threatened to strangle his wife and bury her in his backyard.
And when they went to arrest him on Friday — on an unrelated marijuana charge — officers overheard him telling a friend, “There’s one thing they can’t do, they can’t put what’s his name, Humpty Dumpty, back together again,” WPEC said, quoting from the arrest report.
“There’s really nothing that they can take from my house, you know,” cops say they heard Colon add. “It’s no use to them in prosecution, except parts and s–t.”
But police found human remains on the property, and on Saturday he was charged with first-degree premeditated murder.
Police say Colon married his wife shortly after meeting her in exchange for her getting U.S. citizenship and taking care of his dementia-stricken mother, according to the arrest report cited by WPEC.
Colon is being held at the Palm Beach County jail without bond.