A Pennsylvania man allegedly flew into a jealous rage and beat his girlfriend to death after she received a text message from her ex, and then hailed Uber to drag her motionless body to a hospital.
Nicholas Forman, 23, has been arrested and charged by Montgomery County authorities in the brutal murder of 22-year-old Sabrina Harooni.
Forman, a resident of Perkiomen Township, faces first- and third-degree murder charges, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has yet to hire an attorney as of early Friday morning.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the arrest affidavit, Harooni was beaten so badly that her pupils were ‘blown out’ – which medical experts say is a sign of head trauma or a lack of oxygen.
Forman hailed an Uber and took Harooni’s motionless body to Pottstown Memorial Hospital on Monday, according to police.
At the hospital, Forman told medical staff that Harooni, his girlfriend of seven months, was attacked the night before by a group of women.
Doctors who examined Harooni found that she had been badly assaulted, having suffered severe head trauma.
Hospital staff told police that Harooni’s body was ‘ice cold’ when it was dropped off by Forman.
She had suffered bruises to her neck and dried blood in the nose.
When a nurse tried to perform CPR on Harooni, she could feel fluid in her lungs.
Another nurse climbed on top of Harooni’s body to continue CPR after she was moved to a stretcher.
Police say Forman told medics that Harooni was in that condition ‘for a while.’
In an interview with investigators, Forman said that on Sunday he and Harooni went to a bar in nearby Oaks, Pennsylvania, to watch the Super Bowl.
He claimed that while at the bar Harooni got into an argument with three women. Forman said he gave the women his address in case they wanted to meet Harooni there later to fight.
Forman allegedly told police that he chose not to get involved because he had already been on probation in Philadelphia from a previous 2017 arrest for driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
The police claim Forman told them that the women came over to the home and assaulted Harooni, who was badly injured in the fight.
He allegedly told investigators that she seemed fine until the next morning, when he decided to take her to the hospital due to her deteriorating condition.
But police also took statements from an Uber driver who transported the couple from the bar in Oaks.
The driver told investigators that during the ride on Sunday, Harooni mentioned to Forman how she had received a text message from an ex-boyfriend.
Forman allegedly became angry and demanded to see Harooni’s phone.
Harooni was frightened by Forman’s behavior, according to the Uber driver, telling him: ‘You’re scaring me.’
The driver told police that when he pulled up to Forman’s home in Perkiomen Township, Forman threatened Harooni, telling her he wouldn’t allow her inside unless she gave him her phone, according to WCAU-TV.
According to police, the driver said he started driving up the street after dropping the couple off, but then drove back toward the residence.
He told police he could still hear the two arguing as he pulled his windows down.
The driver told investigators that Harooni may have pushed Forman, which prompted him to throw something in the street that broke.
The driver waited for another five-to-10 minutes until the arguing died down before driving away, he told police.
The next day, Forman hailed an Uber and brought a battered Harooni to the hospital.
Police conducted a search of Forman’s home, where they found a large clump of hair similar to Harooni’s on the street in front of the driveway.
Investigators also found a pillowcase and fitted sheet with blood on them, according to WCAU-TV.
Police said they also found several articles of clothing with dirt and blood stains.
After investigators obtained search warrants for two phones taken from Forman at the hospital, they found a photo taken just before midnight on Sunday of Harooni.
She appears unconscious and her hair is disheveled, according to authorities. Harooni is photographed laying down on the grass.
The cell phone also contained a video showing a motionless Harooni on the grass, her head bloodied, according to investigators.
A male voice is heard narrating, saying: ‘This is what a cheating liar gets. You hear me? Cheating f*****g liar.’
The voice hurls other insults at Harooni as she is unable to respond.
Another photo taken just before 2:30am on Monday shows a woman who matches Harooni’s description lying face-down inside Forman’s home.
Forman was seen handcuffed and arrested on Thursday afternoon. As he is put into a police car, he hurls several profanities at media reporters.