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911 calls reveal boyfriend's attempts to save Clarksville teen

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CLARKSVILLE, IN (WDRB) -- A recording of a graphic 911 call chronicles a boyfriend's anger at a neighbor and his unsuccessful attempts to revive his 17-year old girlfriend, who he found raped, beaten and without a pulse.

Clarksville Police released the 911 recording Tuesday, a day before suspect Richard Hooten is expected in an Indiana courtroom. Hooten is expected to be formally charged with sexual assault and murder of 17-year old Tara Willenborg.

Hooten was living next door to the teen in the Cambridge Square Apartments in Clarksville, Indiana. Court records show he admitted to police to sexually assaulting and killing Willenborg.

Hooten, a convicted sex offender, had been wanted by authorities since August on an outstanding warrant for failing to register and being a habitual offender, court records show.

The tapes chronicle the boyfriend's attempts to perform CPR.

Dispatcher: "911... What's your emergency?"

Boyfriend: "My girlfriend was raped and I think she's dead. I need someone here now."

Dispatcher: "Ok, is she breathing?"

Boyfriend: "No, she ain't. There's vomit. She's been beat. There's something tied around her neck I just cut it off, she's dead. I've been doing CPR for the past 20 minutes."

After finding his fiance beaten and raped in her Cambridge Square Apartment, the boyfriend told dispatchers he thought neighbors had already called 911.

Dispatcher: "Who called the ambulance?"

Boyfriend: "My neighbors."

Dispatcher "Okay, we don't have a call on it. You said you've been doing CPR?"

Boyfriend. "Yeah... get someone down here before I kill him."

Dispatcher: "Sir, they are on there way okay?"

Boyfriend: "Cause I think my neighbor did it."

It's not clear from the tapes which neighbor the boyfriend is referring to. But prosecutors say convicted Hooten was staying in the apartment across the hall.

While too graphic to broadcast - the rest of the 911 calls chronicles the boyfriend's unsuccessful attempts to revive his fiance.

When asked by a reporter if he had anything to say to Willenborg's family, Hooten told a WDRB News reporter: "I'm sorry."

Hooten is expected back in court Wednesday morning. More details are expected to emerge.

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