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Spokane murder suspect: 'All I did was suffocate her'

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According to his sister, Michael Baesman called her in the early morning hours of January 15, 2015 and said he had hurt his girlfriend, Shawna Wyatt, "really bad and choked her." Court documents say Baesman told his sister Wyatt was not breathing, her skin was purple and there was fluid coming out of her ears. Officers arrived at the motel for a welfare check on Wyatt and found her dead in a bedroom. 

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During an interview with detectives, Baesman told detectives he and Wyatt had been arguing and at one point he put his hands around her throat. Baesman said Wyatt bit his hand and he left the motel room. He later returned where Wyatt and him began arguing again, at which time Baesman told detectives he placed his hand over Wyatt's mouth in an attempt to keep her quiet because of neighboring motel rooms. According to court documents, Baesman said she became quiet and he left the room. During the interview, detectives say he made a statement similar to "All I did was suffocate her." 

Baesman said he then left the motel room again, and when he returned he discovered Wyatt unresponsive. Baesman told detectives he tried to give her CPR, but she remained unresponsive. 

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