BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Christopher Saenz, accused of killing his wife on Christmas day in 2013, admitted in a video recording to detectives that he had injected himself with Subutex the day his wife died.
Saenz said he used the drug to keep him from getting "dopesick." He admitted his wife didn't like that but she would rather him do that than heroin.
According to a video shown in court, Saenz had agreed to do a reenactment showing the moments before his wife's death. In that video Saenz said his wife, Hilary, went into the bedroom before taking a shower, breathing heavily and then just collapsed. He said he then tried to wake her up, but did not call 911 right away because he thought he'd be in trouble since she had a black eye from a physical altercation days prior.