(MTN News-BOZEMAN) Anthony Tobias Fagiano, 35 years old, was charged in Bozeman on Wednesday with the deliberate homicide of Darcy Buhmann.
Fagiano admitted to officers that he shot and killed her, according to charging documents.
His bond has been set at $1 million.
At approximately 5:23 a.m. a 911 call was received from a man who stated that he had received a text message from Fagiano stating that he had killed his ex-wife, Darcy Buhmann.
Bozeman police officers responded to Buhmann’s residence on Burckrake Avenue, arriving at 5:28 a.m.
Officers noticed a broken glass window next to the rear door of the residence. The door was locked, so officers went to the front door which was unlocked.
Inside, officers could detect the odor of a recently-fired gun. They entered the upstairs bedroom belonging to Buhmann and found her body the closet.
At approximately 6:20 a.m. Fagiano told an officer at the Law & Justice Center that he had just killed his girlfriend, Darcy Buhmann, and that the weapon was in a nearby vehicle.
Fagiano was placed in handcuffs and when asked if his girlfriend needed medical assistance, replied: “No, man, she’s dead. I popped her in the head.”
During an interview at 7:05 a.m. Fagiano told officers that he had been dating Buhmann for approximately one year. He reportedly told officers that Buhmann had received two orders of protection against him and that for several months he had been contemplating killing her.
Buhmann had taken out a restraining order as recently as February 21, according to Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert.
Approximately one week prior, Fagiano stole a semi-automatic rifle from a friend’s residence with the intention of killing Buhmann.
The day after he stole the weapon, he allegedly bought ammunition for it.
He told officers that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on March 9, he broke into Buhmann’s residence and walked into her bedroom. He found her hiding in her closet and proceeded to shoot her in the stomach with one round. He then fired a second round into her head.
He then left the residence in her vehicle, went into the woods and notified several family members and Buhmann’s ex-husband that he had shot and killed her.
A family member urged Fagiano to report what he did to law enforcement.
We will update you as we get more information.
– Reported by Ken Spencer