Man admits to raping, but not strangling, woman in Schaumburg
(CHICAGO) An admitted rapist says he doesn’t remember murdering a woman because he was drunk.
Bulmaro Mejia-Maya is charged with the first degree murder of Tiffany Thrasher.
Thrasher was attacked in her apartment in Schaumburg on April 16.
A Cook County Judge ordered Mejia-Maya be held without bond.
Prosecutors say he admitted to holding a hand over Thrasher’s mouth as he raped her. But he did not remember strangling her.
Thrasher’s body had marks on the face, along with cuts and bruises.
Mejia-Maya was arrested in Florida.
Prosecutors say he told police he noticed Thrasher was not moving when he left her apartment.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a hold on him.
That could mean deportation.
Police say Mejia-Maya entered through an unlocked window.
He lived directly across from Thrasher’s first floor apartment.