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Boyfriend claims rough sex killed 48-year-old woman

Man drove around with body in cardboard barrel for four hours.

The boyfriend of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a cardboard barrel in the back seat of her car at a Delray Beach pizzeria back in October was arrested for her murder Monday after he told police she died during a night of rough sex.

David Michael Muringer, 40, is charged with manslaughter and the unlawful disposal of human remains in the Oct. 26 death of 48-year-old Doris Lopez, according to WPTV.

Muringer had originally told police that Lopez, who he had been casually dating, was likely killed by a drug dealer or died from a drug overdose.

But a few days before police arrested Muringer, he allegedly changed his story and told detectives of a night of wild sex gone wrong.

Muringer said he and Lopez had been having sex at his apartment when he wrapped his hands around her throat. Lopez passed out, but regained consciousness.

When Lopez passed out again, Muringer told police he became upset and left the apartment. When he came back an hour later, Lopez was dead.

Rather than call police, Muringer, who's served prison time before, said he started to "freak out." After letting the body sit in the bed for two days, he wrapped it in plastic, put it in the cardboard barrel and rolled it out to her car.

Not knowing what to do, Muringer drove around for four hours until he ditched the car behind a pizzeria and hopped on a bus.

Muringer was being held in the Palm Beach County jail after he refused to make an appearance at a hearing Tuesday morning.