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Tape released of 911 call after Deer Park Apartment murder

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A boyfriend makes a panicked call to 911 after finding his girlfriend, Shunta Wilson, unconscious and not breathing.

Edward Middleton tried to save her, but she wouldn't wake up.

Dispatcher: "911 what's your emergency?"
Middleton:  "I think my girlfriend's dead. "

Frantic and helpless, Middleton begs. "Shunta please, Shunta. Please, please, please wake up. She can't die. She can't die. She can't die."

Dispatcher: "I've got an ambulance on the way."
Middleton:  "Okay, okay, I'm still trying to stay calm."

The call came from the Deer Park apartments off I-20. Inside, 24-year-old Shunta Wilson was unconcious. Middleton found her place trashed.

Middleton: "Baby, please. Please baby. Her apartment is ransacked. Her purse is all over the place."

During the seven minute call to 911, Middleton tries to save Wilson before the ambulance arrives. "Please be alive, baby. Please be alive. Please be alive. Please be alive."

Dispatcher: "You still hear a heartbeat?"
Middleton: "Um - no, no."

Wilson died. Police say she was strangled by another man she dated, Aurelio Ottey.

Middleton tells WIS News 10 that he still loves Shunta and he didn't want her life to end, especially like this.

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