FORT MYERS, Fla. - A woman accused of playing a role in the murder of an elderly Port Charlotte man says she is innocent. 51-year old Anna Nangle was 74-year old William Taylor's care giver for more than a decade.
"He treated me like his daughter," she said.
In May 2012, Charlotte County deputies Taylor's body was found in a shallow grave on the side of their Port Charlotte home. Nangle's ex-boyfriend, Juan Reyes, is charged with the murder.
Nangle has been out of jail for a year and a half and says is trying to get her life back on track. She'll be in court September 17th and says she's been wrongly accused.
"Why would I want somebody to take my best friend out of the world? Why would I want that?" she said.
Reyes confessed to killing the man while Nangle was out of the state.
"I think he took his life because he's jealous of me and Mr. Taylor's relationship," she said.
Nangle insists she was horrified by his confession and called 911 to report the crime.
"You think you're doing a good thing by calling the police and getting this person caught and then you turn around and get arrested for the same thing," she said.
Nangle says deputies accused her of helping Reyes leave the area and taking money out Taylor's bank account.
Both Reyes and Nangle told deputies she was not involved in the killing.
"He told them I had nothing to do with it and I knew nothing about it and he detained me in the car the day I got here. That's the same thing I told the police," she said.
Charlotte Deputies were not convinced and say in Nangle's arrest report, "Based on corroborative evidence recovered from Nangle's vehicle, there is probable cause to believe Anna Nangle did knowingly aid and assist Juan Reyes, knowing that he had committed murder."