Valrico, FL – Michael Jason Fields has been arrested after police say the 32-year-old beat his girlfriend to death with a cinder block in his backyard.
On March 10, Police received a call that 32-year-old Christina Mahzamani was missing. Her children, ages 13, 9 and 7-years-old, said their mother left home the day before to pick up some eye drops but had never returned.
Earlier that same day, Christina’s car was found abandoned in front of a house with her car keys and personal items inside the car. Friends created a Facebook page in hopes of getting the word out and getting help locating Christina, but that Find Christina Mahzamani page would turn into Justice For Christina a day later.
On March 11, Michael Jason Fields called 9-1-1 to report he’d found Christina dead outside of his house located 1/2 mile from where her car had been found. Police arrived to find Christina’s dead body between Fields’ home and his neighbor’s.
When interviewed, Fields told police he last saw Christina on March 9 when she stopped by for a short visit, but that he had not talked to her since.
Crime scene technicians and homicide detectives noticed drag marks on the grass and leaves leading from the back yard of Fields’ home to the location of Christina’s body.
A bloody cinder block was found behind Fields’ home, along with blood and a partial shoe print that matched the shoes Fields was wearing. Investigators would also find a pair of bloody pajama bottoms in Fields’ bedroom.
Homicide detectives arrested Fields at the scene and booked him into the Hillsborough County Jail with no bond. He’s been charged with second-degree murder with a weapon.
An autopsy report concluded Christina Mahzamani died from blunt force trauma to her head.
A sad end to a woman who was raising her three kids on her own, one of which she had as a teenager. Friends say that after her marriage ended, she was focused on eating right, working out and losing weight. She was active online and attended activities at Bell Shoals Baptist Church.
“Christina was a wonderful mother, a hard worker, a thoughtful friend, always striving to better herself and the lives of her children,” Erin Elliott wrote. “She enjoyed taking bike rides and walking the trails at local parks. She was caring and giving — she and her children donated very generously every year to the toy drive with Stuff-A-Bus.”
“We’re all devastated,” said friend Holly Walton. “We feel for the whole family. We’ll all miss her.”
I always find it weird checking out the Facebook page of a murder victim. On the day her boyfriend bashed her head in with a cinder block, it looks like she’d been with her daughter at a Strawberry Festival.Tags: Beating, Christina Mahzamani, cinder block, Florida, Michael Jason Feilds, Murder